Late 90s - 2000s bikes

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  • There's a lot of hype around 60s, 70s and even 80s bikes but no so much the slightly newer stuff. Most of the early 2000s bikes aren't classic or retro, just old.

    I find early 2000s bikes a bit of a guilty pleasure and I can't quite put my finger on why I like them, I guess they make a change from the current weight-weenie carbon frames and steel ones that are floating around. I think it was a bit of an ugly era of cycling with alloy frames with carbon chain-stays and strangely laced wheels but I have a bit of a soft spot for them. Throw on a set of modern wheels on these older bikes, slam the stem for that all important euro look and they looks amazing.

  • I also think slightly older frames on brand-new components look the bees knees.

  • @roadwarrior look like you're a trendsetter now.

  • dammit's serotta is a good example of modern on late '90s steel. I've got a non-telekom tcr like that one in your first post which I've had from new and still love, though it's been updated as I go along (and a 595 from the same year, hard to believe it's 8 years old), and am building up a period correct late '90s serotta to compliment my girlfriend's similarly specced late '90s look (which now has the 'right' wheels on it).

    tl; dr: I am with you in the love.

  • That LOOK would definitely fetch a ridiculous amount in the US eBay.

    Probably enough to get a custom frame and full DA too.

  • Don't sell bikes, either give them away or just get them 'right' and keep them forever. That one's definitely in the forever pile.

  • Don't get my started on LOOK.

  • So many of those 90's LOOK can be found in a lots of French bicycle shop.

  • Just click here daily and be quick with your french.

  • There's a chap who lives 5 doors away from me who finished riding in 2004 and has a arrestable amount of LOOK porn in amazing condition all in my size. He won't sell me anything :(

  • Will my 1996 C40 will fit here?

  • ^rad


    much 2003.

    and @7VEN 's beauty

  • I love early 2000s Saeco Cannondales

  • @Breso 's Colnago is defo one of my favorite forum bikes. Old meets new done so so well!
    This is the age range of frames which represent amazing value for money also as they're not yet considered 'classics' but respond really well to having modern components hung on them.

  • This is the age range of frames which represent amazing value for money also as they're not yet considered 'classics' but respond really well to having modern components hung on them.

    So much this.

  • I like'm! Legit pro bikes with spoks, what era.


    This is pretty true to its age except for the bars

  • One of my all time favourite frames.

  • Awesome GT @Carabo

    Is it too long (and tall I guess) for you to run it as a tt bike?

  • @Breso Yeah mostly too long. Fit now is like my other road bikes, doesn't look too weird imo.

    And I'm not the only one :)
    http://www.roadbikeaction.com/contentima­ges/Michael/ZippFactory/07_GT_bike.jpg

  • I was talking about the Cannondale Saeco - in that particular colour (not a fan of the cherry red ones). Afraid that Colnago's don't really do it for me :)

    Wouldn't say no to a murdered out C59 though...

  • This damn reply/quote system... I forgot I posted 2 pics :)
    I agree on the Saeco caad7, great frames, and built like this is The Killer (apart from stem and post)

  • I had a Saeco CAAD7, other than the cheese-like integrity of the frame it was an absolute weapon

    Also sharing the love for this era of bikes. Always fancied a USPS Trek

  • Forgot to mention, Bianchi XL Ev3 Al

  • De Rosa Vision (2002), replaced in 2003 by King carbon

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