vintage frame material comparison
The last frame I had my eye on fell through.
I have a line on two other frames.
A True Temper Steel double butted frame 1987 and 6061 AL from 1988.
I have been riding 853 steel for a while (2 years) with a carbon fork. The fork will go to the new frame as will my current wheels. Question for me is if the geometries match, within reason, will I notice a huge difference in ride quality?
My last experience with AL nearly shook the filling from my teeth. I think that was a Cdale cross bike. I do not remember the year perhaps mid 90s.