Anyone still have a steel bike?

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ultyguy
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by ultyguy

I think the saddle, being a flite, is just about perfect (and also for my bum, even tho I've moved onto a scratch since. Great tip on the stem, just need a silver post now, don't really like the Thomson or Ritchey one.

Edit- love the 32s on there. It's a rocket downhill, so stable and soaks up all the imperfections that normally rattle thru on a carbon frame. 48mm fork offset prob helping there too. Can't wait to get my Boras dark label on there.

Edit edit- currently sitting at 8.1kgs actually realised it had a shim under the stem, gotta find a nice 1" option
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fa63
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by fa63

Here is my Zanconato as it stands today:

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SalsaLover
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I think a few pics of my Master belong here ? ;)

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Master 30th Cosmics por Salsa_Lover, en Flickr
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They most certainly do!! The Cosmics look fantastic! Chapeau!!

ultyguy
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by ultyguy

Wow, Salsa, stunning! ESP with the Mavics!

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by DRAGON60

fa63 -----excellent bike and even better-----excellent blog----really enjoyed it and your reviews are interesting, non- biased and a good read. :beerchug:

salsalover----such a sweet-looking Colnago :thumbup:

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Wingnut
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My old training bike...except for the saddle...

Memories of silver brazed Reynolds 531 tubing, 9 speed, down tube shifters and Cinelli's awful misaligned Ti Grammo stems...

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by theletterk

adding my EM telekom into my fav thread!

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Bantamben
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by Bantamben

I wanted to start a thread with pics of steel bikes with carbon deep wheels. I love the look. I personally have 46mm on mine but am thinking of going deeper. I do live in a very hilly area in Southern California so every ride I do has a few 5-12 percent ascents and descents. I know the only downside I've had with carbons is the descending with a crosswind and a big truck goes by you, it can get a little tense. I'm guessing with 60mm it gets worse. Braking has been great, btw mine are tubulars. Feedback on your experiences descending with 50+mm wheels appreciated.
Here's a few pics of my pegoretti duende 60cm
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eurperg wrote:Wanted to see how the steel bike looks with deep dish tubulars... better than I thought. :shock:

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Looks great

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by Malik

Looks fu&*&^ng awesome :-)

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by LionelB

That bikes will look good with any wheelset

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Wingnut
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by Wingnut

Bantamben,

Apparently Dario Pegoretti strictly recommends using a seatpost with setback...have you tried this? Great looking bike as well...
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

Bantamben
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by Bantamben

I prefer the look of a setback seatpost but getting a fit my saddle woulda been all the way forward and still been short. I guess because of tall seat height 82cm and slack seat tube.

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