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deals on steel?professor frink
Jan 23, 2002 3:55 PM
where can I find a good deal on a medium sized mid-level steel bike? Looking for a complete bike rather than a frame.
re: deals on steel?Charlie - Empire Cycle Craft
Jan 24, 2002 10:30 AM
I would be more than happy to give you a discount to get you onto a bike. I am a pretty new company, with very experianced welders, so I am trying to get bikes out there. Check out my site at or email with a better idea of what you are looking for and I will quote you a price.
re: deals on steel?koala
Jan 24, 2002 2:01 PM n.m.
Ditto to the millionth powerjtolleson
Jan 25, 2002 1:52 PM

Look at his current deal on full Ultegra Landsharks with coolarooni custom paint, and also know that you are dealing with an absolute pro!
Ditto to the millionth powerdescente
Jan 27, 2002 5:38 PM
Gary at GVH has tons of steel frames.
Most of them are under $750 and most are around $550.

I didn't buy from him, because I found a good used deal, but Gary answered all my questions and was a nice guy .
re: deals on steel?bianchi boy
Jan 24, 2002 8:24 PM
If the geometry is right for you, the Gios steel bikes at are a very good buy. The Compact Pro (which I ride) is a traditional lugged steel frame with chrome stays, lugs and fork -- on sale right now for about $500 without the fork (or $650 with it). The Megalite is TIG welded, and it costs about $100 less than the Compact Pro. With a Daytona/Centaur or Ultegra build kit, you could put together a Gios with nice components for about $1,500 or less from Excel. Make sure the geometry is right for you, however. The Gios steel frames have steep seat tube angles and relatively short top tubes. If you need a more traditional geometry, the Tomassini Sintesi bikes at are also a very good value. One of those would cost several hundred dollars more than the Gios.

If those are more than you want to spend, check out He has a wide selection of Italian and American steel frames, which he can build up with either Campy or Shimano kits for very competitive prices. GVH generally has specials going on several models w/ frames and either Daytona or Ultegra kits for about $1,300.
what happened to 'tarwheel'?NM
Jan 25, 2002 5:37 AM
what happened to 'tarwheel'?tarwheel
Feb 12, 2002 9:02 AM
Got a new computer at home, and for some reason I can't use the tarwheel name when posting from home. With my old computer, I could use tarwheel both at home and at work.
re: deals on steel?jrm
Jan 25, 2002 8:08 AM
Fuji Team, KHS 800
I believe Fuji team is Easton ProGram.Sintesi at home
Jan 26, 2002 8:13 PM
Their Robaix is steel tho.
re: deals on steel? MERCIER seems like best dealbikejack
Jan 27, 2002 7:39 AM
I think the new 853 Mercier Serpens with ultegra is the best new bike deal I've seen in Steel. A friend of mine got one with Carbon Reynolds for and Full 853 for under $1400. I have not seen better than that.
re: deals on steel?descente
Jan 27, 2002 5:46 PM
Gunnar, built by Waterford, is a good deal.

I have seen those frames go for $450 to $550.
It's Reynolds 853 steel, same stuff as some of the Lemond bikes.

There is a small shop in San Francisco that builds their own line called SOMA Fabrications. A full Reynolds 631 tubing for under $400 frame and fork.

American Cyclery in San Francisco should have both of those frames.

They site isn't very helpful. It's bad.
It's better just to call them.

There are some places blowing out last year's KHS 800 frame and bike. It's a Reynolds 853 main tubes and the smaller tubes are no name cro-mo of some sort. I have seen these being blown at at $300 frame/fork and less than $900 for full bike.

Check out for the KHS stuff.
re: deals on steel?descente
Jan 27, 2002 5:58 PM
Sorry... I just reread your original post and realized you wanted a complete bike... not those frames I mentioned.

Gunnar for 1500rdude
Jan 28, 2002 10:15 AM
WWW.BICYCLEWAY.COM--Paul's bikes in Eugene, Oregon is offering a special on Gunnar's with 105 components for 1500. I'm getting a Crosshairs(silver w/black fork.) Gunnar offers a color of the month(besides red, yellow, black, or blue), this month is BMW silver.
GT alu/carbon 249$cheap
Jan 28, 2002 6:21 PM
Bought a GT alu with carbon fork for 249$ from Chucks.
Nice frame, nice fork, very nice price.
You can put Durace on it and still be cheaper, and no rust you know. 55 cm only though TT is long.
That's a special?jtolleson
Feb 8, 2002 4:03 PM
Sorry, I don't see the bargain in a $1500 105-equipped bike... especially buying over the 'net.

If you're going to do that, get the $1995 Ultegra-equipped Landshark from Gary Hobbs at