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European Steel or American Alloy
European Steel 85%  85%  [ 51 ]
American Alloy 15%  15%  [ 9 ]
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 9:34 pm 
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I gotta CAD 8 Snappanfail
17lb wet through
can't beat the performance.
Would like an old lugged colnago, but only as a garage queeen.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:16 pm 
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Well this was an obvious call years ago. But now the question would be - steel vs aluminum/w a little carbon here and there. Thanks to the carbon, the aluminum ride is a lot more cushy than it used to be, while clearly lighter.

I'm still a Reynolds 853 man myself though. :D

And if I could get any bike it would be a Steelman-closely followed by Sycip.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:21 pm 
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Spikes wrote:
I am with stu: US steel for me. And I'll add Steelman and Richard Sachs to that list. :wink:


Steelman to me is the holy grail, but super expensive. Sycip is expensive too. The best deal in US steel frames is Curtlo, hands down.

http://www.curtlo.com/


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:31 pm 
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Steel all the way! Book yourself on the Dave Yates fram building course and design and make your own!


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 Post subject: Euro Steel
PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:02 pm 
Gold Trader / MacRetro rider
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For the road Euro steel for sure.
custom size Merckx corsa SLX - the ultimate. :D


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 12:44 am 
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Euro steel - indeed English steel - Dave Russell 531C road bike - Columbus Roberts off road/tourer

But then North American as in Canadian Alloy as in my Cervelo Soloist Team and P2K

Favourite bike though has to be Soloist Carbon

If I could have only one heart says Dave Russell


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:40 am 
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My heart is with Euro steel with campag. Which is why I ride US steel with campag, but the plan is when it is rebuilt it will be a all US build (Sram) then I will have to get a Euro steel bike as well.


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 Post subject: DE ROSA
PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:46 pm 
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I gotta mix an match :?

i ride a modern DE ROSA steel CORUM and is absolutely awesome to ride.

it is super stiff yet absorbs shock effectively..

Yet i owned a 97 CHRIS CHANCE and that too was fantastic and very european in design :D

Got a NOS CIOCC to do a retro build too..lugs, chrome and classic Italian looks.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:22 pm 
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I would swap my Master anytime for that Nighstorm Quantum Pro :shock:

After all I´m a big Colnago-fan!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:25 pm 
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Shamus, please stop posting your Colnago as it is far too beautiful and causes my heart to feel a certain degree of sadness. I think comparing one beautiful steel frame to another is very tough regardless of the builder but this Colnago is a classic example of European excellence.

Aluminium and/or carbon bikes are clearly superb but on aesthetics steel has to win (or does that just betray the bikes I loved when I was growing up?).


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