|New Steel Frame||b-man39|
Sep 8, 2001 2:49 PM
|Any recommendations for a new steel frame? What's a good production steel frame these days? I'm currently riding aluminum and am thinking about steel.
|"Steel" covers a lot of territory . . .||DCW|
Sep 8, 2001 3:09 PM
|but if you are thinking Italian steel at reasonable prices, built up to your specs, try Gary Hobbs at gvhbikes.com. He has made a lot of folks very happy riders.|
|re: New Steel Frame||jtolleson|
Sep 8, 2001 3:33 PM
|For production steel in an entry level or mid-range niche, I'm a fan of Bianchi and Lemond. But as the poster above said, "steel" is a broad category, encompassing a wide range of offerings esp. from Italian and smaller builders. |
With a little more info I bet you'll get more feedback.
|your size, weight and....||C-40|
Sep 9, 2001 5:26 AM
|intended use makes a big difference in the type of frame that would be most appropriate. If you want a nice steel frame for general road riding, and you're not a big heavy masher, consider the Tommasini Sintesi. This bike has very nice lugs, fancy paint and lots of chrome. Traditional Italian steel at it's finest for only $900-1000 at Colorado Cyclist. Unfortunately they only stock 2cm increments and only offer one color. Since they are a dealer, they could probably order any size or color if you are willing to wait.
Colnago also makes fine steel frames like the Techno and Master X-light, available from a large number of web retailers. Colnagos are a lot cheaper from overseas sources like sdeals.com.
I hate to criticize other makes, but there are a lot of them out there that are well constructed, but have no chrome and very plain paint jobs. Aesthetically, they don't hold a candle to the finest Italian frames.