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Steel Vs Aluminum Frame(41 posts)

Steel Vs Aluminum FrameJuniorgriff
Feb 4, 2003 9:42 AM
Which is better???
Why even ask: aluminum. (nm)onespeed
Feb 4, 2003 9:43 AM
Why even ask: steel. (nm)retro
Feb 4, 2003 10:19 AM
campy (nm)ColnagoFE
Feb 4, 2003 9:49 AM
Double ring. -nmSnowBlind
Feb 4, 2003 9:52 AM
SUV.No_sprint
Feb 4, 2003 9:54 AM
Bigger and meaner is best.
Ksyriums n.m.koala
Feb 4, 2003 10:00 AM
Tax free stainless steel Rolex. nm128
Feb 4, 2003 10:08 AM
Diet Pepsi(nm)PEDDLEFOOT
Feb 4, 2003 10:27 AM
Less Filling (nm)macalu
Feb 4, 2003 10:29 AM
The egg. (nm)look271
Feb 4, 2003 10:35 AM
Power gel, speedplay pedals, and camelbacks , nmcurtybirdychopper
Feb 4, 2003 10:41 AM
Yeah, but what flavor and which models?(nm)merckx56
Feb 4, 2003 1:23 PM
I would have to say carbon. (nm)Quack
Feb 4, 2003 10:44 AM
I like plain cheese pizza (nm)CJ838
Feb 4, 2003 10:47 AM
Steel tastes great...Aluminum is less filling (nm)Frith
Feb 4, 2003 10:51 AM
Don't worry about the poser factor...The Human G-Nome
Feb 4, 2003 11:32 AM
just get Campy Record Carbon cranks in 170!
Yes (nm)Uprwstsdr
Feb 4, 2003 11:45 AM
Remember, ALL generalizations are false. (nm)Turtleherder
Feb 4, 2003 12:28 PM
Generally speaking...nmrwbadley
Feb 4, 2003 12:40 PM
Steel is realcyclopathic
Feb 4, 2003 1:34 PM
no doubt about it
Fools, Titanium reigns supreme (nm)carpe_podium
Feb 4, 2003 1:38 PM
re: Steel Vs Aluminum--Dependswaynebo
Feb 4, 2003 1:42 PM
For making pop cans--Aluminum, for making a bridge--steel. The Navy tried to use Aluminum in building ships (Oliver Hazard Perry class FFG) and after the Stark incident in 1986 proved that maybe that was not such a good idea as the fire was nearly impossible to put out. Burning Aluminum, you see, is classified as a Class D, or Delta fire. A (alpha) is paper, wood, etc. B (bravo) is gas/oil, C (charlie) is electrical and of course D (metals such as Al, Mg). A steel car on fire is relatively easy to put out but Al, well, that is a different matter. So if you plan on burning your frame (or worry of it catching fire), I'd get steel.
Airborne!!!!! (nm)Rusty McNasty
Feb 4, 2003 1:53 PM
Chevy nmnoveread
Feb 4, 2003 2:20 PM
bamboo! (pic)fbg111
Feb 4, 2003 2:50 PM
Ginger or Marianne? Easy, Genie! (nm)eyebob
Feb 4, 2003 3:12 PM
Don't let these people fool you by not giving straight answes!The Human G-Nome
Feb 4, 2003 5:05 PM
neither work very well. glass is best for picture frames. especially hand-blown italian glass. some of the U.S. manufacturers, especially the little independent companies make some nice glass, but nothing beats italian.
Nope, good old fashioned wood is better.djg
Feb 5, 2003 8:37 AM
Hand blown picture frames indeed.
Is it the right fit?!GEORGIADOG
Feb 4, 2003 5:11 PM
nm
Mac vs Dos Windows (nm)deHonc
Feb 4, 2003 5:39 PM
Linux :) (nm)joekm
Feb 5, 2003 5:49 AM
Subvert the Dominant Paradigm (nm)Daddylonglegs
Feb 4, 2003 7:43 PM
or Dominate the Subversive Paradigm nmDougSloan
Feb 5, 2003 9:11 AM
Right on Brother. By the way....Daddylonglegs
Feb 5, 2003 4:32 PM
A few months back you posted a ride summary of a trip up in the hills above Fresno. Our family rented a house up at Shaver lake a couple of summers back and I was commenting on what a great ride could be had there.
Living in Vermont however, makes it difficult to enjoy riding in the winter months. I'm extremely jealous but would enjoy hearing about your various winter exploits. Ride Porn helps me get through the winter!
Peace
coolDougSloan
Feb 6, 2003 7:17 AM
Winter exploits here are limited by elevation. Much over 5,000 feet (around Shaver), and there is too much snow and yucky stuff on the road. We sort of ride up and down the foothills and lower mountains in winter. There is never a weather excuse not to ride here, though.

If you are back out this way, give me a buzz. There are some fantastic rides around Shaver and higher elevations, up to 9300 feet. Very challenging hills.

Doug
Winter BluesDaddylonglegs
Feb 6, 2003 3:23 PM
Ok now I don't want to sound like a big whiner, however it has been below freezing for about two months now with a stretch of days where it was 20-30 degrees below zero.
On the plus side there are many x crosstraining opportunities here due to the snow. Snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, distance nordic skating (very cool, haven't tried it yet). Can't wait for it to get back up into the forties so I can get back out there. Getting bored with the fluid and erg.
I have relatives in Visalia, Bakersfield, Ojai and Arvin and they all have spectacular places to ride. I guess sometimes I crave something different than here.
Maybe it's time to get a bike with an S&S coupler or a Bike Friday, and hit the road, I mean skies.
66.174.15.79Daddylonglegs
Feb 6, 2003 3:57 PM
Winter Blues
Winter BluesDaddylonglegs
Feb 6, 2003 4:49 PM
Ok now I don't want to sound like a big whiner, however it has been below freezing for about two months now with a stretch of days where it was 20-30 degrees below zero.
On the plus side there are many x crosstraining opportunities here due to the snow. Snowshoeing, Nordic skiing, distance nordic skating (very cool, haven't tried it yet). Can't wait for it to get back up into the forties so I can get back out there. Getting bored with the fluid and erg.
I have relatives in Visalia, Bakersfield, Ojai and Arvin and they all have spectacular places to ride. I guess sometimes I crave something different than here.
Maybe it's time to get a bike with an S&S coupler or a Bike Friday, and hit the road, I mean skies.
Bunch of freakin' posers! Just remember, it's not a bike, it's a Colnago (or whatever)! nmGilStephens
Feb 4, 2003 10:19 PM
yin. nm.No_sprint
Feb 5, 2003 10:29 AM