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Dedacciai steel or 853 Reynolds steel? (or maybe Columbus Al(3 posts)

Dedacciai steel or 853 Reynolds steel? (or maybe Columbus AlADKBiker
Apr 25, 2002 5:26 AM
Ok, I 'm stuck again. I am thinking of going with a 853 Pro Reynolds Lemond Zurich for $1500 but found on GVH Bikes, Cinelli, Viner, Colnago for about the same or less. The bikes use Columbus Steel or Dedacciai steel or Columbus Al. Are these material better than the 853 Pro Reynolds? When I talk to people about these bike manufacturers they say that those bike are too hard to find and coast way to much plus they are one of the best bikes around. What would you do?

I'm just trying to find the best bike for the money.
Deda, Reynolds, and Columbusdjg
Apr 25, 2002 6:22 AM
are all well-established producers of good quality tubing for bicycles. All three companies have many offerings--hitting different riding and building needs and different budgets. I believe that the 853 "Pro" set is Reynolds' top steel offering, but how good a bike that builds is still a question of what's done with the tubes as least as much as it is a question of what the tubes are. Go to Strong Racing (a builder of custom frames) on the web--he's got a pretty good, accesible, condensed rundown on the various tubesets up on his site.
thanks for the web link. that's a nice siteslow-ron
Apr 25, 2002 6:47 AM
nice info on material characteristics