Anyone still have a steel bike?

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Ramjm_2000
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New travel bike.

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Footlink
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Bought this Freshmen year in college. 83 Bianchi. Just recently upgraded the wheel and drivetrain. Still deciding whether to used the all pedal or Look Classic. Without pedals 20.5lb.ImageImage

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What I meant was whether to use the old original pedal or a new Look pedal. Damn auto correction on IPhone!

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Upgraded with Athena
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I have had this since it was new, I think 84-85.... anyway it was screaming at me to take it for a ride so I put about 75 miles on it .... Still smooth as silk
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willhouse
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by willhouse

There are still alot of big artisan steel builders in the UK. I would love a frame in Reynolds 953.

One of the current guys in the limelight is Ricky Feather.

He does some awesome work.

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simon's road bike by Feather Cycles, on Flickr

Also, there is the likes of Tom Donhou, Brian Rourke and a few others as well who all built bikes for the Rapha Continental.

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http://www.rapha.cc/ricky-feather

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http://www.rapha.cc/tom-donhou

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http://www.rapha.cc/rourke-cycles

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by Samuel Sanchez Gonzalez

Awesome sample of bikes

Thanks for sharing :thumbup:

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This is my new commuter/winter bike in progress.... looking forward to it.. :mrgreen:
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willhouse
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by willhouse

Related to this topic, but there is to be a new Under 23 race team in the UK next year who are to race on Reynolds 953 Steel race bikes, apparently to hit the UCI 6.8kg limit too!

http://road.cc/content/news/62490-roger-hammond-manage-new-uk-based-under-23-team-madison-genesis

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Great news. My Winter came in at 6.48 kg, so hitting 6.8 shouldn't be a problem. My understanding is that 953 is very stiff, so they should ride extremely well.

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willhouse, that is damn sweet! I LOVE that article!

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I've been riding this for the past year:

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1993 Bridgestone RB-1 w/ SRAM.

Its super comfortable, because I have 25c Continental GP 4000S installed with the already comfortable steel frame.

I did a write up of the build here: http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=105552

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anyone still have a steel bike?....almost...just adding the finishing touches
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Timo
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Custom 650c steel Vetta, handbuilt by Antonio Taverna...

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Malik
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by Malik

scotty wrote:This is my new commuter/winter bike in progress.... looking forward to it.. :mrgreen:


Awesome! :-)
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