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  • Rivendell Kool Aid Drinker—Lugged Steel and Twee Tweed

    8 23.53%
  • Post-Apocalyptic Surly TIG Welded Steel, Rivendell Hobbit Roasting Hesher (includes BMX and MTB)

    8 23.53%
  • Carbon Fiber/Aluminum and Spandex Freak: Where Else Can I wear Tight and Shiny Stuff

    4 11.76%
  • Steel Hi-Ten Gas Pipe Townie, My Bike Weighs a lot (but less than my massive calves)

    0 0%
  • Titanium Tyrant, Watch Me in the Sunset

    2 5.88%
  • Bike Polygamist, I love them all

    12 35.29%
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    Poll of Fooster Frame Materials

    I am leaning towards a tig-welded hesher at the moment.
    I don't like hobbits and by extension lugged steel, at the moment.
    Lugged steel is all part of a narrative that the world is in decline
    and "they don't make em like they used to [unless you have
    2k for a new handmade frame]". Welded steel works, is reasonably
    cheap, and is way more metal (like Sabbath) than aluminum
    or carbon or what have you.

    Out with it y'all.

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    They're all pretty to me.

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    I think they all have their own special traits, besides, more for me.
    monogamy is for suckers who didn't follow the n+1 rule, and it's not a indecision thing.
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    I swung all ways

    when you are out trying to (pretend to) go fast, you want something light and responsive (I prefer AL - CF seems too dead to me)

    when you are drunk and locking up your bike somewhere and ten other bikes are leaning on it and it's raining, the hi-ten is a much wiser choice.
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    I prefer the supple smoothness of a nice 501 or 531 outfitted with a set of sexy lugs to the taut responsiveness of something say a bit more robot welded Reynoldsy. Plastic is for kids toys and boats.
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    Being a fat-butt, carbon fiber kinda scares me...

    I think I'll stick to the Rivendell lugged steel...

    BTW? I also do the gas-pipe thing...they're my commuters.
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    THE APOCALYPSE IS COMING! I swear, I mean I know I said that last year, and a few years back... but this time IT IS!
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    Broken until next season

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    I didn't vote because I would need to choose the first two options. I'm also a fan of fillet brazed steel, though I don't own a bike made using that technique. However, all of my bikes are steel.

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    Currently have 3 bikes made from 3 different materials.
    My namesake roadie is Columbus Thron Steel
    My commuter is gas pipe hi ten....its about 30 yrs old and still rolling just fine
    And my so called MTB is an Aluminum abomination from Wal Mart with a schwinn sticker on it.

    I want a Ti road bike. I want a CF TT bike. So, I guess I am a polygamist when it comes to bikes.

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    You left one out.

    Bamboo baby!

    Other than that I like steel, TIG or lugged.

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    Is that the second incarnation? The first one died on you didn't it?

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    That's a pic of the pre-crash bike.
    It's back on the road, and looks the same except the head tube lug now has a gusset.

    {edit** and the cause of the failure, the downtube mounted front rack (when I went down it hit first and twisted the DT, splitting it), is on the floor of the garage instead of mounted to the frame.
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    What can I say, I'm a bike ****...

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    What can I say, I'm a bike ****...
    I suppose that makes me a bike pimp.
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    The lugged steel bikes here are outnumbering the aluminium bikes by about 16 to 1... although I do love that aluminium bike too.

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    I have and really like my lugged steel bike. But it's sure as heck not a Riv. I don't know what I'm going to get when I can afford another. CF? Ti? I dunno.
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    3x lugged steel.
    1x carbon race bike.

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    While I like them all, all but the Bickerton are various types of steel.

    I just haven't been willing to spend the money necessary to get a CF or Ti bike yet.
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    Three welded steel bikes, one lugged steel wall-art frame, one aluminium folding bike, and no plastic bikes [edit: or components].
    Last edited by x136; 11-22-08 at 12:07 PM.

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    I would have liked multiple choices. My first preference is lugged steel, so I went with it. Hopefully this won't get too ugly.

    Lugged steel x 8. Welded steel x 1.
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    By next week I should be adding a titanium bike to the quiver, bringing my list up to lugged steel, TIGed steel, bonded aluminum, welded aluminum, scandium, carbon and mild steel. No fillet-brazed steel, but I'd love to find an old original handmade Ritchey.
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    i'm not voting in the poll - none of the options make sense for me.

    i've got a steel mtb. but it's not welded, it's lugged True Temper AT.
    i've got a steel road bike. but it's not lugged, it's welded Reynolds 631.

    i've got two cyclocross bikes. one's welded 4130, and the other's welded aluminum.

    everything but the mtb has a carbon fork, and they're all heavier than they need to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhota View Post
    i'm not voting in the poll - none of the options make sense for me.

    i've got a steel mtb. but it's not welded, it's lugged True Temper AT.
    i've got a steel road bike. but it's not lugged, it's welded Reynolds 631.

    i've got two cyclocross bikes. one's welded 4130, and the other's welded aluminum.

    everything but the mtb has a carbon fork, and they're all heavier than they need to be.
    bike polygamist? I am trying to become a bike bigamist--
    get it down to just two bikes.

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