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Is steel real?(12 posts)

Is steel real?bill105
Oct 27, 2003 6:54 AM
Has anyone purchased a steel bike only later to regret it? What brand did you buy and what material was your previous bike?
re: No.............Rusty Coggs
Oct 27, 2003 7:12 AM
...mostly iron.The minor ingredients and processing may vary.
re: Is steel real?PEDDLEFOOT
Oct 27, 2003 7:14 AM
This year is the first year of riding my new steel bike and I don't regret it for a minute.I got a Croll 531 lugged frame.It might be a tad heavy for the weight conscious riders but for my riding purposes its perfect.

Unloaded it weighs about 20.5 lbs.I've just passed the 4000 mile mark on it this Saturday and it seems to feel better every ride I take.It's smooth and absorbs the bumps and road buzz beautifully.

My old bike is a Trek 1000 aluminium.If you like long rides and are not a racer who is concerned about weight savings then steel is probably a good choice of material.
Remington Steele was not real. nmmohair_chair
Oct 27, 2003 7:46 AM
I've had both steel and TIColnagoFE
Oct 27, 2003 8:02 AM
Both were good bikes. I like my Colnago steel a bit better than the TI, but it may be more due to geometry than anything.
I've had both steel and TIlyleseven
Oct 27, 2003 8:26 AM
Me too. I love both of them, but must admit, I have 3 steel bikes and only one Ti. Never get tired of steel...soooo comfy!
No regrets ... all my bikes are steel.Humma Hah
Oct 27, 2003 8:25 AM
There are four real materials for building bike frames. Steel is one of 'em. Its nice to have choices.
IMHO, yesTower
Oct 27, 2003 10:15 AM
Bought a LeMond Zurich with Reynolds 853 tubing. Very smooth riding bike. I don't regret it for an instant.

My previous bike, Trek 6000 MTB (Aluminum)
re: Is steel real?MShaw
Oct 27, 2003 10:22 AM
I made one mistake buying a used steel bike. Turns out that the angles were all wrong for me. Other than the fact that it didn't fit right, I loved the way it rode. "Zingy" is the best description I can give.

Stick with the nice steel and you probably won't regret it.

My favorite-riding bike of all time was an SL steel Battaglin. Mmmmm, comfy...

Mike
It's real!MrCelloBoy
Oct 27, 2003 10:23 AM
So are Carbon, Aluminum and bamboo.
re: Is steel real?rfrancisco
Oct 27, 2003 5:31 PM
Got my Colnago C93 ten years ago, best frame ever. Updated it with a carbon fork,Campy Centaur Triple setup,Proton wheel set, Kestrel EMS Pro H/B, Campy TI seatpost, Selle San Marco ASPide saddle, Speedplay pedals. It's just under 20lbs. The ride is so smooth and stable at any speed.
re: Is steel real?weatherx
Oct 28, 2003 8:45 AM
i Has anyone purchased a steel bike only later to regret it?

for me? no friggin way. all my bikes, roadie or mtb, are steel. roadie=853, mtb=true temper ox2