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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:23 pm 
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I have been reading the 'does the bikes weight matter' thread which has got me thinking but didn't want to hijack the thread.

What is the toughest steel frame you have ever ridden, one that you would bet your life would never fail you. Weight not an issue just pure strength.

Rigid only please :P


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:35 pm 
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'92 Stumpy


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:48 pm 
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My 91 sorcerer mega.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:14 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Raleigh Outland, Solid.... very solid! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:24 pm 
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British Eagle 531 frame built by the same people who make the Challenger tank I think :wink: :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:37 pm 
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Anything by Townsend, those solid tubes were indestructible! :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 10:54 pm 
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Good question, thought provoking as the topic must be the way i choose my bikes and 'keepers' in particular. I don't care so much for boutique parts or marques of distinction, Just has to get me round the route with minimal fuss.

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'92 marin palisades trail.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:05 pm 
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jimo746 wrote:
Anything by Townsend, those solid tubes were indestructible! :lol:


I hacked apart a Townsend and used the seat cluster, BB shell and dropouts for a bamboo bike project. Those tube walls were literally 2mm thick.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:07 pm 
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early GT Karakoram (the Tange framed ones), the Volvo of bikes :)


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