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 Post subject: Steelman Manzanita
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 4:25 pm 
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Hi, here is my new build for this summer! :)

Frame: Steelman Manzanita, Reynolds 853, 2001(?)

Fork: Fox F80 RL
Headset: Chris King Classic
Stem: Thomson
Handlebar: Ritchey WCS
Grips: Oury
Brakes: Avid SD7
Shifter: SRAM Attack
Rear Derailleur: 105
Cassette: 8spd 12-28
Crankset: Truvativ FireX
Chain: Sram
Pedals: DMR
Hub Skewers: Mavic
Wheelset: Mavic Crossmax '98
Tyres: Michelin
Saddle: Brooks B17
Seatpost: Thomson
Seatpost Binder: DKG

Check out Brent Steelman's site


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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 1:27 pm 
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Nice! and almost sti*mano free. :wink:

The Steelman frame is a real beauty.

al. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:58 pm 
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:shock:

... that is awesome!!!! I love the steelman stuff.. pure bike-sex!

The seat tube angle looks quite steep - how does it handle? And do you have a chain -stopper to stop it dropping to the inside?

Took me bloody ages to drill that brooks, workshop smelt like a BBQ :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:49 pm 
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thanks dave!
and thanks for the saddle, it's pretty darn comfortable...

chain hasn't dropped yet, and i've been on rather rough terrain.

the angles are not quite like they seem on the first photo...
here it is, corrected. it's classic angles, really (though i haven't measured yet). handling is exceptional! best cornering bike i own.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:08 am 
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measured angles are 71°/74°
frame was built around a Marzocchi Z2 which if my infos are correct is 440mm a>c
the fox is slightly higher (450mm sagged)


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 Post subject: Re: Steelman Manzanita
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:06 am 
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weighs in @ 11,5kg :?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:12 am 
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Very nice


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:00 am 
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thanks. your forks work great by the way!

new version comes with different michelin tires and a modernish wtb saddle as i figured that the brooks didn't enjoy much being washed.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:00 pm 
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Lovely Steelman. Not built for you I take it? Custom or stock angles?


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 4:46 pm 
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i can only guess but i do think it's one of the production frames. there is very little info about those on the www


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