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Look steel frame vs. Raleigh Heritage aluminum/carbon(2 posts)

Look steel frame vs. Raleigh Heritage aluminum/carbonacp
Sep 12, 2002 12:18 PM
Which is a better frame/fork?
Look 353 made from Columbus Nemo tubing and HSC3 fork (frame is 2000 model, I believe, left over in a shop, never been built)

or

2002 Raliegh Heritage Columbus Airplane Aluminum with Columbus carbon seat stays and a Columbus Carve fork, never been built.

Price is very similar. Purpose is recreation riding, training, occasional century, etc.
re: Look steel frame vs. Raleigh Heritage aluminum/carbonChainstay
Sep 12, 2002 4:25 PM
I would stay clear of the aluminum bike the carbon seatstays. They are designed to improve the comfort of the Alum by allowing more flex in the Alum chainstays. This improves the ride but especially with a heavy power type rider the setup is vulnerable to a fatigue failure. I have seen them.