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Last steel frame in the TDF?(7 posts)

Last steel frame in the TDF?Alex-in-Evanston
Sep 18, 2002 7:59 AM
Just curious. How about the last steel frame in a classic?

Alex
Some guys still use steel.Sintesi
Sep 18, 2002 8:10 AM
Ullrich road a custom steel Pegoretti last year and in the 2000 Olympics for his gold medal. Not every race or stage mind you but for special circumstances.

I think Cofidis was the last team to use steel back in '98. Fondriest frames, really sweet looking stuff I've seen 'em before. That was the year Bobby J. came in third.
So what percent carbon, what percent AL?scottfree
Sep 18, 2002 8:59 AM
I mean carbon, AL, Ti?scottfree
Sep 18, 2002 9:00 AM
Some guys still use steel.briko51
Sep 18, 2002 12:48 PM
i have a pic of Bobby Julich in the 98 tour and he is riding an aluminum Fondriest. (well, at least it does say "Mega ALU" on the top tube...but maybe its just painted on, hehe...
Some guys still use steel.Sintesi
Sep 19, 2002 6:24 AM
Maybe, maybe not.

http://gallery.consumerreview.com/roadbike/gallery/files/fonbike(1).asp
Mercury and LeMondsMcAndrus
Sep 18, 2002 9:40 AM
Mercury used steel LeMonds for some races last year. I think VanPettegem won one of the spring classics on a steel LeMond.