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Steelman Bicycles(7 posts)

Steelman Bicycleskmp5
Dec 10, 2002 9:15 AM
I am very interested in purchasing a Steelman bicycle. I am a smaller rider, and I need something stiff. I am worried that the steel might not be stiff enough, but these bikes come highly recommended by everyone I have talked to. Before ordering it this week, just want some final opinions.
Steel is as stiff as you want it to be...TJeanloz
Dec 10, 2002 10:27 AM
If you want/need something 'stiff', and are a 'smaller' rider, you really shouldn't have any problem. A good steel builder, like Steelman, can tune the frame to be stiffer or flexier, depending on rider preferences. Coupled with the fact that a smaller frame is going to be inherently stiffer, you shouldn't have any problem or reservation about going with steel.
Steel is stiff.SnowBlind
Dec 10, 2002 11:28 AM
Any custom steel frame should be as stiff as you request. Mine is stiffer than most Al frames, and barely deflects under a full sprint, and I am NOT a small rider.
Of course you might pay a slight weight penelty. but with a steel frame, you should'nt be a weight weenie.
Does anyone on this board have experience with Steelman?kmp5
Dec 10, 2002 12:22 PM
Search using "Steelman". You'll find lots of info. nmMXL02
Dec 10, 2002 1:00 PM
Does anyone on this board have experience with Steelman?gtx
Dec 10, 2002 3:09 PM
the 525 frame should be plenty stiff--especially in the smaller sizes. Talk to Brent about your needs and he'll tell you what's what. I've built up and ridden several of his bikes and they are top notch.
have two ... nice bikes ... plenty stiffj-son
Dec 10, 2002 5:22 PM
what more do you need to know?