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My new Steelman(19 posts)

My new SteelmanJamieB
Jun 22, 2002 9:04 PM
My new Steelman Stage Race 525 came about one week ago, and I've finally got some photos of it. It is absolutely gorgeous, and it rides wonderfully. I'm am completely satisfied. It fits much better than my old bike. My old bike was also aluminum, and it is amazing how much of a difference there is between an aluminum bike and a very nice steel frame.

Here's a photo of the whole bike
re: My new SteelmanJamieB
Jun 22, 2002 9:08 PM
Here's another photo
re: My new SteelmanJamieB
Jun 22, 2002 9:12 PM
Here's a photo of my favorite part....the Steelman logo on the back of the seat tube.
baby blue and pink.colker
Jun 23, 2002 6:14 AM
ans so small! are you plannin a baby?
re: My new SteelmanJamieB
Jun 22, 2002 9:15 PM
re: My new SteelmanJamieB
Jun 22, 2002 9:19 PM
Last one...
re: My new Steelmanflying
Jun 22, 2002 10:59 PM
Super Nice !!
What does she weigh?
Congrats on the new ride!
re: My new SteelmanJamieB
Jun 23, 2002 6:44 AM
I have no idea how much he weighs. I should go find out. I am kinda curious. The acceleration difference between this bike and my old one, though, is VERY noticeable.
re: My new Steelmanflying
Jun 23, 2002 8:12 AM
""The acceleration difference between this bike and my old one, though, is VERY noticeable.""

Do you mean this one is better? I know you said your old one was aluminum.

Thanks
re: My new SteelmanJamieB
Jun 23, 2002 10:51 AM
The Steelman is much quicker. I think the difference is mainly in the wheels. My old bike had heavy, old Campy deep dish aero-rim wheels, while this one has Mavic Open Pro with Ultegra hubs. The frame fits a lot better also, which makes it feel much more responsive.
re: My new Steelmanflying
Jun 23, 2002 8:55 PM
Thanks that is probably true.
I have the same feeling from my mxl.
I think a good steel frame with light components & wheels is as good as it gets for me ;-)

Thanks again & post the weight when you get it. I would be interested ;-)
Nice how those welds just disappear under the paint, eh? nmLeisure
Jun 23, 2002 12:04 AM
Congrats. Very nice. (nm)cydswipe
Jun 23, 2002 5:43 AM
re: My new Steelmanzray61
Jun 23, 2002 5:51 AM
Very Nice bike. Many happy miles!!!

A few questions:
What size is it?
What is the angle of the stem?
What handlebar did you use?
re: My new SteelmanJamieB
Jun 23, 2002 6:42 AM
It's a 47 cm. The stem has a 15-degree angle up (I think -- Steelman decided on the stem and set-up after I sent him my measurements). The handlebar is a Salsa Poco.
re: My new SteelmanJamieB
Jun 23, 2002 10:55 AM
Sorry....I messed up. There's a 10-degree stem angle. :)
For crying out loud!unchained
Jun 23, 2002 9:25 AM
It is a nice bike. You will want to put something on that chainstay to protect it.

It is a nice bike, a pretty shade of blue, and the painted stem is a nice touch, but me thinks it is sitting there, crying out for a threaded steel fork and a quill stem. That would make a nice future upgrade.
re: My new SteelmanSkip
Jun 23, 2002 10:43 AM
Nice bike,

Congratulations on your new ride. Hope you get many pleasureable miles and smiles on it. Safe riding. Let's see some pics with you in action, and holding your new babe in your arms.
Very nice!look271
Jun 23, 2002 11:51 AM
Compliments on the bike-great color scheme-I'd keep the colored stem. Reminds me of my 1st road bike-a baby blue Gitane.Many happy miles!