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LAST STEEL BIKE TO WIN WORLDS(7 posts)

LAST STEEL BIKE TO WIN WORLDSoui19
Mar 11, 2003 7:39 PM
What was the last steel bike to win World Road Championships? What year? Who rode it? No this is not a game show, just curious.
1992- two in a rowboneman
Mar 12, 2003 2:34 PM
Bianchi, Gianni Bugno, team-Gatorade, Benidorm, Esp
what of 1993, Merckx or Litespeed?russw19
Mar 12, 2003 4:08 PM
So then was Armstrong on an Eddy Merckx in 1993, or a Painted to match Litespeed?
what of 1993, Merckx or Litespeed?boneman
Mar 13, 2003 1:07 AM
well, there have never, to my knowledge, been any public statements from Armstrong, Merckx or Litespeed regarding the bike he rode. Any pictures that I've seen from that race show a frame without lugs so I believe that he was riding a frame made by Litespeed made of Ti.
Armstrong never made a statement but his mechanic did!jhr
Mar 13, 2003 11:48 AM
Scott Parr in his book about being a wrench ("Tales From the Toolbox")dedicates a chapter to Lances worlds championship in 93. He specifically discusses fixing a striped bottle cage mount on Lances "titanium" bike with a screw from and old ski they found in the basement of the hotel.

jhr
Bugno's Bianchi was a rebadged TVT carbon framesetDuke249
Mar 13, 2003 10:26 AM
If you check the photos you can see the telltale carbon headlugs very easily.
oopsDuke249
Mar 13, 2003 10:29 AM
I should've said aluminum headlugs on the carbon frameset. Anyway, Bugno did win the 1991 worlds on a Moser Leader AX.