OK well it wasn't worded properly in the original whim, but well here it is: What is a bike that's not your dream bike, and not a bike you own / have owned, but you'd be happy with as your only bike? Your N. In other words, not the crazy sexy mistress (maybe emphasis on crazy??) or in other words your dream bike, but she could be your go to girl. You'll take her out, show her a nice time around town from time to time, introduce her to your friends. She's good looking but not a knockout, reliable maybe, trustworthy. She makes you feel good. She's your N! edit: For me? Maybe I'd be ok with at minimum something with a modern groupset, probably 105 level and up? No, maybe ULTEGRA if its Shimano is the lowest I could go. Aluminum wheels are ok but I'd prefer no silver rim, completely black. So not compltelty stock. I'd say not anything from the AEON store or Asahi cycles, some of the endurance geometries don't do it for me. A saddle from fizik not bottom rung OEM. hmm I think I'd need to thik about it some more to be more specific. Hmm now that I think about it it's a bit of a shit topic!!