Bespoke bicycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Montesquieu, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Montesquieu

    Montesquieu Senior member

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    ..I haven't posted on SF in a few years. During that time period, the bespoke bug that bit me here infected another of my passions, cycling. In honor of the Tour's conclusion today, I'm sharing shots of my and my wife's custom bikes, made by a few of the world's best. If you have any of your own, feel free to add.

    Designer: Steve Hampsten (brother of American Giro d'Italia-winner, Andy Hampsten)
    Frame: Strada Bianca, titanium, custom geometry
    Paint: raw, matte bead blasted by Kent Eriksen
    Intended use: gravel roads, nasty pavement, rainy days, recovery rides
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    Designer/builder: Dario Pegoretti (famous maker of a few of Miguel Indurain's Tour-winning bikes)
    Frame: Responsorium, TIG-welded stainless steel, custom geometry
    Paint: one-of-a-kind creation by Dario
    Intended use: long rides, mountains
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    Designer: Sacha White
    Frame: Speedvagen Road, TIG-welded steel, made-to-measure geometry
    Paint: Surprise Me Gold, unique on a road frame, by COAT
    Intended use: fast group rides, flats, races
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    Designer: Richard Sachs
    Frame: Road, lugged steel
    Paint: TBD
    Wait list: 7 years, 2.5 of which have passed. I'll share this one in approximately 2016.

    My wife’s bike
    Designer/builder: Dave Kirk
    Frame: Terraplane, fillet-brazed steel, custom geometry
    Paint: unique design by me and Joe Bell
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  2. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Holy Moly, Monti???? The only old school poster missing now is voxsartoria.


    Beautiful bikes by the way.
     
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  3. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    +1 AWESOME bikes - this may also get long lost member Phat Guido to post one.
     


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  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Is it wrong that this excites me, even though I know nothing about bicycles? I tried to talk bespoke cameras and camera bags before, but nobody cared.
     


  7. Frankie22

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    Not at all. I also know nothing about bicycles, but, for some reason, photograph them every time I see an interesting model(s) on the street.
     
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    did he write "fat, sorry ass" or "fast, sorry ass"?
     


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    New poster here. Saw this thread and immediately took an interest to it. Those ENVE rims are absolutely stunning. Are the hubs DT Swiss, by chance?
     


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    Very impressive. I love to see people's custom bikes.
     


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    Yes, on both the Speedvagen (custom painted to match the frame) and the Hampsten (standard build).
     


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    How does a steel frame handle? I've never had the chance to ride on steel.
     


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