Happy Shopper wrote:
Just built up a Guerciotti Record frameset myself, I'll post a pic on the forum.
do you a pic of your built? How is the bike?
I am thinking of getting one frame myself... and go steel.
is it very heavy compared to an alu frame with carbon forks?
Don't go by weight, go by ride experience!
say you weigh 12 stone=168lb
an alu frame and fork is around 1.5 kg= 3.3 lb
a nice steel frame and fork ( not an anvil-tourer Dutch bike! ) is 2.5 kg +/-
Assume the build ( depending on wheels, groupset, saddle etc etc ) plus rider weight to be 188-191 ibs , the difference is about 1.5%.
I ride steel or carbon. alu frames are between the 2 weightwise but I find them tiring; again it depends on the frame builder and geometries.
Steel can be repaired, carbon is knitted soot so don't go there! Alu not generally considered repairable and the frames new are good for about 5 years I believe.
Got a pal you can borrow a steelie from? or a bike shop with a try before you buy? you need to test drive rather than look at numbers imho
So total rider weight + bike weight
I've been riding this Colnago in training for the Dartmoor Classic, sure it's heavier but totally do-able.
Colnago Super, C record Delta 7v,
Olagnero Signature Model, DA 7401
Battaglin EL101 tubing 8v
Wilier Campagnolo 8v Record
Daccordi Furioso, Campag Veloce 9v