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HenryL 08-03-07 12:18 PM

Frame Material
 
All four of my bikes are aluminum, Road bike - Raleigh R 700, Commuter - Van dessell Straight UP, ATB-Giant, Recumbent - windcheetah.

What am I missing by not riding steel or carbon? Different ride, responsiveness, handling??

Is it worth adding a steel frame to the group?

dynaryder 08-03-07 12:28 PM

Steel rides nice,but are you happy with your current bikes? I wouldn't buy a bike just to get a certain frame material.

You are missing a cross bike. You could get a Jamis Aurora. ;)

raster 08-03-07 12:59 PM

Nah, you're not really missing anything. But should you feel a sudden craving for a sweet new ride, I would suggest some fine cromoly. That stuffs my jam.

v1k1ng1001 08-03-07 05:59 PM

NO, because if you add a steel bike you will immediately hate all of your aluminum bikes.

Actually I'm ok with aluminum hardtails, i just can't stand aluminum road bikes.

Cyclaholic 08-03-07 07:15 PM

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Originally Posted by HenryL (Post 4994790)
All four of my bikes are aluminum, Road bike - Raleigh R 700, Commuter - Van dessell Straight UP, ATB-Giant, Recumbent - windcheetah.

What am I missing by not riding steel or carbon? Different ride, responsiveness, handling??

Is it worth adding a steel frame to the group?


The essence of your question is "should I get another bike?" and we all know the only one correct answer to that, don't we. ;)

YES!


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