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Any riders on steel bikes in this year's tour?(8 posts)

Any riders on steel bikes in this year's tour?SenorPedro
Jul 24, 2003 2:08 AM
Just wondering if that still happened at all, all the talk of carbon brought this question to light in my head.
email Bob Roll @oln tdf he should have a good answermarcoxxx
Jul 24, 2003 2:58 AM
Roll has not given a straight answer yet.... i can only imagine his answer.." no wood seems to be prefered, because they whittle the bike down better..."

marc
Hmmm ... any team vans or motorcycles carrying ...Humma Hah
Jul 24, 2003 7:05 AM
... big electromagnets? ;-) Steel fan tho' I am, I can't imagine any other racing advantage to steel, in a race where cost is no object and they've convinced themselves every gram counts.
No, I pretty sure they're not on steel anymore...Halloween
Jul 24, 2003 7:09 AM
I don't even think there are any titanium bikes in the TdF peleton this year. All aluminum or carbon or a comination thereof.
right, not even TiDougSloan
Jul 24, 2003 8:35 AM
http://www.velonews.com/tour2003/tech/articles/4455.0.html

magnesium, though

Doug
Great article. nm.No_sprint
Jul 24, 2003 9:04 AM
CSCatpjunkie
Jul 24, 2003 12:44 PM
has option to ride Super Prodigy, many did in spring classics. CSC riders have Steel, Alu and Carbon Bikes to choose from. Otherwise last steel bike rode in a GT was Olmo Millenium rode by Vitalicio Seguros in 99 Giro and Vuelta. Again team had choice of either steel or Alu, about half and half if I remember well. Also I think Fassa riders have option to ride Opera or Prince.
Jan rode a rebadged steel Peggoretti in 2001.Sintesi
Jul 24, 2003 5:50 PM
It was his climbing bike believe it or not. If you look closely at the videos you can see he's not on a Pinarello. Read this in an interview with his mechanic somewhere.