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bruce19 03-22-14 05:54 AM

Does anyone here have a newer steel road bike?
 
I've been thinking about buying a new steel road bike frame. Probably going to do something "affordable" like nice wheels and 105 gruppo. Some searching has got me looking at Mondonico and Torelli frames. I might also consider a custom frame from Independent Fabrication or Waterford. Just wondering if anyone here has a new steel bike and what it weighs and how it rides.

Scooper 03-22-14 08:13 AM

My Waterford was built in 2007 and the 61cm frame weighs 1650g. The steel is Reynolds 953 (fork blades are 531). It weighs 20 pounds ready to ride, and I'm certain I could get it down to around 17 if I went with lighter wheels, saddle, and threadless CF fork, but I like it as it is.

It rides just fine.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7...ps04021bbb.jpg

busdriver1959 03-23-14 05:34 AM

I'm on a double oversize KVA stainless with lugs. The bike is outfitted an old Campy record group from the turn of the century. Without pedals, waterbottles or spare, it came in at 18 lbs. I love the ride. I love the bike.

bobbyl1966 09-19-14 10:40 PM

question for bike
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scooper (Post 16600864)
My Waterford was built in 2007 and the 61cm frame weighs 1650g. The steel is Reynolds 953 (fork blades are 531). It weighs 20 pounds ready to ride, and I'm certain I could get it down to around 17 if I went with lighter wheels, saddle, and threadless CF fork, but I like it as it is.

It rides just fine.

http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d7...ps04021bbb.jpg

How much you pay for that bike. What size cassete and crank you have in that steel bike,

bikemig 09-19-14 10:53 PM

I have a Soma doublecross and a Salsa casseroll. I have no idea what they weigh but they're both terrific bikes.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...8&d=1409428267

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment...7&d=1409428246

Scooper 09-20-14 12:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bobbyl1966 (Post 17146789)
How much you pay for that bike. What size cassete and crank you have in that steel bike,

It cost a lot, but was a retirement present to myself.

The crank is a compact double with 50t and 34t chainrings. The cassette has 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 23, 26, 29t cogs.


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