Anyone still have a steel bike?

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mattyNor
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by mattyNor

I forget if I've posted in this tread before but I built new wheels so...

Stelbel Nina, my "road" bikeImage

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imunwired
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Mason Resolution Di2 hydro disc on some 404s. I own a rim brake carbon bike that I use on the weekends, so this one takes on most of my miles during the week.

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ducman
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by ducman

Nice! How does it roll compared to your carbon bike?

Jopie666
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by Jopie666

imunwired wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:03 am
Mason Resolution Di2 hydro disc on some 404s. I own a rim brake carbon bike that I use on the weekends, so this one takes on most of my miles during the week.
Don't like discs that much but for it's purpose it must be very nice. Beautifull colour!

happyon2wheels
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toshi wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 5:59 am
Ritchey Road Logic in the blue colorway (with revised fork, modified geo/tire clearance and supposedly butting changes to the tubesets but that's probably marketing bs...)

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Now that is just gorgeous. So well proportioned, great color and clean lines :thumbup:

imunwired
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ducman wrote:Nice! How does it roll compared to your carbon bike?
As you can imagine it is definitely heavier. BUT the ride is incredibly smooth. Well isolated from road inconsistencies. Confidence building as a result. I commute to work on this bike when I can so will ride it fairly heavy. I really like the disc brakes as I feel safer when loaded up and when mixing with light traffic. By comparison, for my weekend ride, weight rules the day for me so my carbon ride is optimized for weight (with rim brakes), snappy, and aero-ish. Maybe not WW territory but really light nonetheless. The lack of much isolation means I can feel this low modulating humming coming from the road, through the wheels that transmits up into the frame and into the bars and seat as if the bike is burbling with energy. It eats hills for lunch. If I ride the Mason without any of the carry weight, it is definitely fun to give it a go but this build is not as efficient converting power to GO.

Interestingly, this frameset is a 54, and I have discovered it is almost a geo copy of Colnago C64 in a 52s geometry, maybe 1 cm longer wheelbase, otherwise almost identical down to the effective top tube, reach, stack, BB drop. Given that Colnagos are reputed to have wonderful ride characteristics, I can’t help but to wonder how much of the smoothness comes from geo vs material (or even tires). In my opinion, it is as smooth as it gets.


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by pedroja

Hello

This is my personal tribute to the mythical colnago moletni:

Frame - Colnago Export (columbus slx)- size 58
Seat post - Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Seat - Cinelli Unicanitor
Group - Colnago Nuovo Record Pat.74
Headset & Bottom Bracket - Campagnolo Nuovo Record
Brakes - Colnago Nuovo Record
Stem - Cinelli 100 mm
Bar - Cinelli Giro Italia 420mm
Bartape - Velox Tresorx
Bottle cages and hardware - Aluminium
Outer Cables - Jagwire Road -Grey
Chain - Regina Record 6v
Wheels - Mavic+Campagnolo Record hub
Brake Pads - Campagnolo
Inntertubes -
Tires - Tubular Vittoria
Pedals - Campagnolo Nuovo Record

I bought each component and mounted at my home for myself.The frameset I had to remove the old paint and polish it before to send to paint.
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As you can see, in April I was invited to an event with Eddy Merckx in Bilbao (Spain) where I could meet him and he signed my bike and cap
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I hope you like it!

Regards!

Marin
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by Marin

Not a fan of Merckx, but that's a very beautiful bike!

pedroja
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by pedroja

Marin wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Not a fan of Merckx, but that's a very beautiful bike!
Thanks! :D

xDOMx
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I have two steel framesets, both with carbon forks.

Ritchey Swiss Cross (canti) and a Field Cycles custom disc road.

Both are incredible, if a little weighty compared to carbon. For riding long distances, however, I’d pick one of my steel bikes over carbon any day of the week.

NickJHP
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by NickJHP

I have this one, for just rolling around. A Rivendell custom road. The frame was built by Curt Goodrich, who now builds for himself (http://www.curtgoodrich.com/), and the paintwork is by Joe Bell.

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by cadence90

NickJHP wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:04 am
I have this one, for just rolling around. A Rivendell custom road. The frame was built by Curt Goodrich, who now builds for himself (http://www.curtgoodrich.com/), and the paintwork is by Joe Bell.
Super, by an all-star bunch.
What great colors too.
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Useful contribution.


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Couldn't match a fattie on an alloy nugget up powderworks haha.
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