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Anyone have a scandium bike? I've done a little bit ofbill
Jul 5, 2002 8:47 AM
research, and it seems to be interesting stuff, building up a light, strong bike that may not last forever but also avoids some of the stiffness issues of way-oversized tubing.
How do they ride? I've already posted about the Douglas scandium Stealth that, truth be told, I've already ordered, but no one seemed to know very much. I decided to open up the floor more generally.
I was looking for a cool, light, race rocket that didn't cost a lot, and this bike seems to fit the bill. Of course, I've never ridden it (why do I do stuff like this?).
re: Anyone have a scandium bike? I've done a little bit offlying
Jul 5, 2002 10:01 AM
Nothing to add except ....
I wanted one ;(
Man when it dropped to 699 I was going to grab one
& they sold out almost instantly. So I am sure there are others that will be riding them soon.

Please post your impressions when you get it.
I ended up getting this instead.........
Columbus Airplane tubing with Columbus carve wishbone & Columbus carve 1 1/8" all carbon fork with integrated headset.

Names like Guerciotti are not as expensive since they are not sponsoring any *BIG* names & yet offer all the Italian goodies ;-)
I would have to say that you didn't f* up. Ahat are you buildinbill
Jul 5, 2002 10:51 AM
it up with?
I would have to say that you didn't f* up. Ahat are you buildinflying
Jul 5, 2002 11:34 AM
Thanks...... Nice lookin huh?
Im going to build it up with Campy Chorus 10sp
Campy Nucleon Tubulars
Cinelli Solido bar & stem
Alien carbon seatpost & Sella Italia TT Seat

Good deal too I bought the frame for 700 same as the douglas.

Remember what I said about name brands & sponsorship costing?
Well the same guy is selling this Dedaccacia COM 16.5 tubes with Deda Carbon Fork & carbon seat stays. Complete with Shimano 105 group & great components like Deda Magic bar & stem, Ritchey seat post, Ambrosio wheels etc.. All for 1000!!
I am not a shimano fan but that price is awesome!

To me this is the same frame as a Pinarello Opera in many ways. But because Guerciotti is not being used by a *name* team right now it is a deal.
Renenber when Fignon won tours on Gitane? So pricey but cheap now that no team is on them.
But they all have the great Italian build quality & geometry
Whoops I meant EOM 16.5 (nm)flying
Jul 5, 2002 11:37 AM
I have a Pegoretti Marcelo made w/EOM 16.5. Very lovely ride. Ibill
Jul 5, 2002 11:58 AM
was looking to supplement with something a little lighter and stiffer. Scandium actually may not be the answer, since the tubing is not so oversized, although it's going to be at least a pound or two lighter than the Pegoretti.
very nice! -nmTig
Jul 5, 2002 12:59 PM
re: Anyone have a scandium bike? Yespgager
Jul 5, 2002 11:32 AM
I'm selling an unused 2001 Bianchi Scandium (58 c-c), EV2 XL if youre interested.
so, why are you selling it? nmbill
Jul 5, 2002 11:54 AM
re: Anyone have a scandium bike? I've done a little bit ofurwhaturide
Jul 5, 2002 2:16 PM
I'm on a Sc frame (Pinarello Prince) and you could never classify this as a inexpensive option ..... but (there's always a but) the ride is exceptional - and I'm not blessed with a climbers physique.
As with any bike ... if its the right one, it'll speak to you during your test ride .... deals are great - for the right bike
"scandium" = aluminum = no miracleKerry
Jul 5, 2002 4:20 PM
"scandium" allows a builder to shave a tiny bit of weight off the frame or make the frame a bit more durable at the same weight. It is just an Al alloy with a little bit of Sc in it. It does nothing to change the stiffness of the frame - that is done with tube diameter, tube shape, tube wall thickness and/or frame geometry. Don't confuse alloying components, or frame materials, with the ride of a bike. It's all about design.