Noticed a potential discrepancy in the Road wheel listing.
what about that 58cm 853 Hillman steel frame at 1140g???!!!!
I would be AMAZED if that was accurate.
Submission by Ian Crane (rexjames AT optushome DOT com DOT au) wrote:
> no forks, unpainted hand made by Gordon Hill
Uhm, 1140 g for a steel frame?
At what approximate frame size and what tubing was used?
58cm, Reynolds 853 butted brazed unpainted without forks
I looked at all the frame materials available prior to deciding what to buy.
It seemed to me that comments that one reads on the net generally claim steel to be heavy.
Not only is this frame as light as anything on the market it also has a life which will be well beyond the functional life of the other components.
I had a 531 bike made by Gordon Hill 20 years ago and it is still like new.
A friend of mine is now also building a bike with the same frame and it is also 1140 gm
Carbon fibre is not good after 3 years, Al, is harsh
The only alternative to steel is Ti in my view
If you are a professional with an endless budget and multiple bikes than Carbon has it's place.
All the best
If you get the weight of your friend's frame let me know it + the size.
Same size same weight
1" head tube