Anyone still have a steel bike?

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Wingnut
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Ruimteaapjes
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Could use a less "loud" wheelset but I like the rest of it. Did you use converted 10sp Time Trial shifters for downtube?

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The wheels are just what I had lying around. I have heaps of classic Campagnolo hubed wheels but these are lighter and I like the fact the cassette hub body is steel. I’ll replace the bushing in the freehub with a bearing off eBay at some stage.

It’s running regular 9 speed non TT shifters.

After using carbon forks on road bikes for years I can’t believe how much better the steel fork performs...theirs just the weight issue.
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There is a nice elasticity to a high quality steel fork that no carbon fork can have, I agree.

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I have recently ordered my dream bike, a Baum Ristretto, Enve 2.0 fork, Enve seat post - 25mm set back, Enve bars, CK headset-BB-and hubs all in silver, shimano mech r8000 group set, Hed C2 plus tubular rims with Veloflex Vlaanderen tyres. The process of a getting a fully custom bike has been very fun so far! :lol:
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Out of curiosity - what is the lead time on your Baum?
Chasse patate

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silvalis wrote:Out of curiosity - what is the lead time on your Baum?
They said 6-7 months


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kgibbo1868 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:23 am
I have recently ordered my dream bike, a Baum Ristretto, Enve 2.0 fork, Enve seat post - 25mm set back, Enve bars, CK headset-BB-and hubs all in silver, shimano mech r8000 group set, Hed C2 plus tubular rims with Veloflex Vlaanderen tyres. The process of a getting a fully custom bike has been very fun so far! :lol:
I’ve owned one. You will love it. The paint is the best.

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Nejmann wrote:
kgibbo1868 wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:23 am
I have recently ordered my dream bike, a Baum Ristretto, Enve 2.0 fork, Enve seat post - 25mm set back, Enve bars, CK headset-BB-and hubs all in silver, shimano mech r8000 group set, Hed C2 plus tubular rims with Veloflex Vlaanderen tyres. The process of a getting a fully custom bike has been very fun so far! :lol:
I’ve owned one. You will love it. The paint is the best.
Thanks, I am pretty excited! Did you visit the factory in Geelong? The painting is truely impressive:-) You got any pics you can share of your Baum???


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PinaRene wrote:Image
This looks great! Ride report please :-)


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I'm in the process of ordering a new steel frame and will be getting a Bob Jackson World Tour (same colour as shown in the photo:)

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I will be getting the disc brake version with Chrome front fork blades up to 6″ and Chrome rear up to 6″ .... it will be with Reynolds 853 Frame/ 725 Rear and Stays

lugs will be chromed Newvex Lugset:

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groupset will be Dura Ace mechanical and wheels will be HED Belgium Plus with a Son 28 dynamo hub and Chris King rear hub. Bottom bracket and headset will be Chris King

this bike will be able to fit 32 wide tyres with full mudguards. Saddle will be a Brooks ... This will be my winter bike and I will use it for some long Audax rides

I'm hoping to have it ready by mid October
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Nothing remotely weightweenie but after a lot of doubts about which way to go my 1990 nostalgia bike with 10-speed cheat is almost done. Still in doubt about applying Scott decals to the bar extentions or leave it like this.

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Here's 18-year old me in Austria in 1991 (on a students budget with Shimano RX100)

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Very nice!

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