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European Steel or American Alloy
European Steel 85%  85%  [ 51 ]
American Alloy 15%  15%  [ 9 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:39 pm 
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You know what I'm talking about here. Steel colnago or oversized klein. De rosa or Cannondale. Artisans vs engineers.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:49 pm 
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got to be euro steel, i have giant tcr (great) but ali, trek 5200 (better) but carbon fibre and a merckx cosa extra (THE BEST) and euro steel :!:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:57 pm 
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How about American steel though? Slim Chance, Sycip, Bruce Gordon, Rivendell, Vanilla and Waterford all spring to mind :D

Check out Bruce Gordons website for some lovely machines www.bgcycles.com go to the custom bike show specials......blimey!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 8:04 pm 
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Even though my current road bike is american , my heart is with european steel . i have an old Pinarello , and older Motocomfort , both campa equippped in france .


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:14 pm 
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stu wrote:
How about American steel though? Slim Chance, Sycip, Bruce Gordon, Rivendell, Vanilla and Waterford all spring to mind :D



Knew someone would bring those up. :lol:


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stu wrote:
How about American steel though? Slim Chance, Sycip, Bruce Gordon, Rivendell, Vanilla and Waterford all spring to mind :D



Knew someone would bring those up. :lol: My poll kind of breaks down there, sure you get the idea though.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:19 pm 
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My roadie bike is American steel, but I'd choose an aluminium frame as my perfect ride. Lightweight, stiff, great power transfer. Lovely.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:25 pm 
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John wrote:
stu wrote:
How about American steel though? Slim Chance, Sycip, Bruce Gordon, Rivendell, Vanilla and Waterford all spring to mind :D



Knew someone would bring those up. :lol: My poll kind of breaks down there, sure you get the idea though.


Sorry John :oops: just me being awkward!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:27 pm 
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stu wrote:
John wrote:
stu wrote:
How about American steel though? Slim Chance, Sycip, Bruce Gordon, Rivendell, Vanilla and Waterford all spring to mind :D



Knew someone would bring those up. :lol: My poll kind of breaks down there, sure you get the idea though.


Sorry John :oops: just me being awkward!

Stu


Not at all. A lot of the smaller US builders follow on from the European builders in both ethos and style.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:48 pm 
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Euro steel all the way!

My dayna tech isn't the sleekest or the prettiest but when i am pushing 53 x 15 on a long smooth streach of tarmac it becomes a Motorola team Merckx (in my head!!) :lol:

Lovely Sherriff stars btw John! :wink:


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