Anyone still have a steel bike?

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Vale Dario Pegoretti 1956-2018

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ALAN Carbon+ wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:51 pm
Vale Dario Pegoretti 1956-2018
Resta in pace, il miglior fabbro.
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"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

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Sad news indeed. I was fortunate enough to own one of his creations almost 20 years ago. A true artisan. RIP


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Cherubim- 6.4kg as pictured with circa 200g of weight savings planned:
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And what may they be?
"It's not the destination...it's the ride!"

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Wingnut wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:48 am
And what may they be?
McFK -17 stem, Darimo T2 post, Berk Hlod full carbon saddle, Veloflex carbons.

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All very nice items...I'm liking the look of the leather covered MCFK saddle atm...
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I've reset my bike computer on New Years day and crossed the 5000 km mark last Thursday.
Ninety percent of those kilometres on steel, only ten on titanium.
Even considering retirement for my Extralight and built up another steel frame with its components

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I've had a few the last couple of years. I normally always have one to complement my number one plastic bike, I'm a big steel fan. They've ranged from the terrible (Colnago Master which I thought was one of the most over rated frames I've ever owned) to the sublime (Tommasini Super Prestige, Ritchey Road Logic)

Presently I'm on a Nemo tubed Coppi frame I rescued for £90, painted and rebuilt. It is superb. There are further weight savings planned including it getting all the rest of the Chorus parts I just took off my Oltre. I'm a big fan of this one though, Kermit is a beaut.

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Ruimteaapjes wrote:I've reset my bike computer on New Years day and crossed the 5000 km mark last Thursday.
Ninety percent of those kilometres on steel, only ten on titanium.
Even considering retirement for my Extralight and built up another steel frame with its components

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My favorite bike on the internet - something about it is just perfect to me..

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Ruimteaapjes wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:22 am
I've reset my bike computer on New Years day and crossed the 5000 km mark last Thursday.
Ninety percent of those kilometres on steel, only ten on titanium.
Even considering retirement for my Extralight and built up another steel frame with its components

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That Taverna is so beautiful every time. Everything about it is perfect; a really great addition to this or any thread about beautiful bicycles.

(13 years old thread...steel bicycles on Weight Weenies; wonderful.)

But maybe think a minute before selling an Extralight though (or at least wait for a CR before you sell it)?
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

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Ritchey Outback on Gravel DutyImageImage

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cadence90 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:03 am
But maybe think a minute before selling an Extralight though (or at least wait for a CR before you sell it)?
Selling it is out of the question - after cannibalising it for its parts the frameset can sit very nicely in the attic 8)

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Ruimteaapjes wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:30 am
cadence90 wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:03 am
But maybe think a minute before selling an Extralight though (or at least wait for a CR before you sell it)?
Selling it is out of the question - after cannibalising it for its parts the frameset can sit very nicely in the attic 8)
Oh, good. Bravo.

Having seen your always elegant builds I will be curious to see your next steel bicycle too.
"Gimondi è un eroe umano, che viene sconfitto ma che continua la sua corsa fino a tornare a vincere." - Enrico Ruggeri

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