I commonly get asked 'what I do' and it differs day to day.
One thing I do is make dreams come true.
Kids know best.
I have a plan, but I’m a noob and don’t quite have the confidence to ask around.
This, to me, would be perfection. Every element I am looking to put together. I can ride it and drool over it when it’s parked in the lounge. Love the fork rake, love the quality overall, love the poser factor.
I want to put a classic frame together with a modern Campy group set – Chorus or above. I’m 5’11 so need a 57. I have been looking at Colnago’s and Merckx. There is a nice Motta going at the moment too.
Overall budget is around 5k.
What sweet 57 frames do you have that would suit?
After a lengthy dialogue initially by email and then on the phone, I covered all the bases. Ergonomic and physiological first, then how the bike will be used and abused on a daily/weekly basis, and finally the aesthetics touches that make the bike as pleasing to view as it is to ride.
After some deliberation a frame was chosen, which began the search to fill the gaps with what I had in stock and what was required. A classic alloy theme was employed, save the carbon shifters.
I can hear the velospotters about to cry 'It should have Dura Ace!' and while I cant disagree, the brief was a 'dream' bike in look, fit and ride. We all dream different.
Once all the parts had arrived from all corners of the globe, shifter bikes laid the magic on thick. Starting with trademark handbuilt wheelset, facing and taping the frame so all the fittings install perfectly, finished with perfect cable execution and bar tape.
You can choose your own mechanic to assemble the bike, but I can suggest no one better. Wheel building story to follow.
Boxed and shipped to it's home far from Melburn so all the new owner needs is a 5mm to adjust the bars and it's ready to ride.
PG's 'Dream' bike. Motorola MXL with 9s Campagnolo Record.
Test ride - FYXO style.
The extra mile.
Due to my own obsessive need to make dreams even more amazing, I had cyclomondo create custom decals for this one. MAVIC GP 4 CD rim decals. I'd already helped GTS753 create the Motorola set on a previous build. It's a little thing that I think makes a big difference.
No need to squint. Here is your new desktop.
Dream a little dream of FYXO.