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Steel Frames?(7 posts)

Steel Frames?Little Giant
Apr 10, 2001 9:37 AM
Have been experiencing a lot of vibrations from my aluminium bike....someone has suggested going back to my 'youthful' days of steel....any comments??
What about a custom bike from STRONG FRAMES????
Suggestions welcome!!
re: Steel Frames?bike_junkie
Apr 10, 2001 9:52 AM
Not sure about the alleged vibration, some aluminum bikes ride really nice. But Strong frames are great, and Carl Strong has good prices and customer service. If you want custom steel, he's worth a look, along with lots of custom steel builders.
Save money and just get bigger tires (25mm) (NM)J.S.
Apr 10, 2001 10:19 AM
(NM)
All happy owners of Strong Foco framesmike mcmahon
Apr 10, 2001 10:25 AM
http://gallery.consumerreview.com/roadbike/gallery/files/strong03-1.asp

http://gallery.consumerreview.com/roadbike/gallery/files/Mvc-017f.asp

http://gallery.consumerreview.com/roadbike/gallery/files/foco_rolfs-256-320(1).asp

I have yet to hear anything but glowing reviews of Carl and his Foco frames. You can't go wrong, IMHO.
re: Steel Frames?Dean
Apr 10, 2001 10:34 AM
Check out Landshark at http://www.landsharkbicycles.com . I love mine. Get it through GVH bikes for an incredible deal.
re: Steel Frames?mon t
Apr 10, 2001 4:07 PM
i just did what you are asking about. i had a s-works m4 pro, and my new bike is made of ox platinum. the difference in ride quality is nothing short of amazing. the new bike is SO much smoother, more lively, and fun that is hard to describe. it weighs exactly 180 grams more than the m4. you can make that weight back a million different ways, or like me, just say the heck with it and enjoy the ride.(btw, 180 gm is about the weight of two h2o empty cages and a super-light inner tube) i will never ride an alu frame again, and i bet you won't either, if you ever spend time on a NICE steel bike. people love their strongs, mine is a curtlo custom, fillet brazed to perfection and 100% custom with sloping top tube and bowed rear stays for just 690 bucks.
TestMike T.
Apr 11, 2001 4:45 PM
test eh.