I need help. About exactly a year ago (before this this little pandemic thing), I was leaving my office and happened to notice a colleague at works bike hung up in the bike park. Instantly, I fell in love. (See attached crude photos snapped whilst no one was looking). I knew instantly I wanted to have my own version of this bike. However, after pretty much a year of research I’ve now realised that the bike, a Cinelli Mash work, is pretty hard to come by, slightly unaffordable for me and also probably likely to be nicked living where I live.
So after much consideration I think best course of action is to try and recreate this bike at a more affordable price point and one that I wouldn’t be worried about getting stolen.
I want something that has the same rough dimensions as the Cinelli, so straight top tube etc but I will also want to fit it with a similar handle bar to the Simwork Fun Bar to get a more relaxed upright position. Similarly will want a front rack too. And possibly might want to have gears fitted somewhere down the line.
I was thinking about getting a Dolan FXE but it seems like the frame geometry wouldn’t give me the nice upright position with the bars I want. So I’m looking for any frame suggestions and handle bars that could work for what I’m going for.
Any help on how to achieve my dream of recreating the bike of my dreams would be much appreciated!!