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SteelmanVsSevenVsSerotta(4 posts)

Jun 14, 2001 2:25 PM
I want to build a custom cross bike and I thought I had decided on a Steelman, then my friend threw Seven and Serotta into the mix. I broke my back racing downhill a couple years ago but I am feeling a lot better now. I'm going to ride it mostly for training and commuting (which entails riding up a dirt mountain and then onto streets). I still ride crosscountry. What are your opinions on the brands and the differences between steel and titanium (ride comfort,etc). How light are the steelman bikes built-up. I want to build my dream bike so money is not a real consideration. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
don't forget Sycip! (nm)Pablo
Jun 15, 2001 10:23 AM
SevenDucati ryder
Jun 18, 2001 7:56 AM
Seven bikes to me are the highest quality American bikes right now. I am not sure about the cross bikes, but for their road bikes, they send you a 10 page form to fill out to make your customized bike for you. How can you go wrong? They use the highest quality materials and they end blend their frames, ti with carbon seat/chain stays.

No, I am not an employee of Seven or a dealer. I am a rider. I dont own a Seven yet, but soon, I will.
Don't forget about IFJacko
Jun 22, 2001 7:30 AM
Independent Fabrication's steel-framed Plant X's are burning up the cross circuit right now -- might be another to consider.

I have a Crown Jewel for road training and love it. You can go custom too with no up-charge.