Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Bikes: Cinelli Supercoursa 69, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Mondonico Diamond Extra 05, Coors Light Greg Lemond (built by Scapin) 88, Scapin MTB, Stumpjumper 83, Specialized Stumpjumper M4, Lemond Poprad 2001
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A steel lugged bike is always a pleasure to ride. Looks like you got a good one. Giant, Trek, lemond, and others made great lugged steel bikes in the 80's. Stick some Framesaver in the frame and you will ride forever. A great thing about steel is you can upgrade to 10 speed with little or no problems.
I ride a 1988 PreTrek Greg Lemond made in Italy and a 1969 Cinelli SC and love the ride. I purchased a carbon Titanium wonder and although the ride is great I think the steel bike is better. I am going to be selling the Compact frame and going to purchase a steel Mondonico (the last Antonio is building) traditional frame style fully lugged and with Columbus Neuron tubing 4lbs. My steel bike take me where ever I go. Weight is an over rated specification for most riders. The only real advantage has been putting the bike on a cartop mount.
Don't let knuckleheads lessen your pleasure riding on the bike...Looks GREAT!!!