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    HenryL HenryL's Avatar
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    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?

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HenryL View Post
    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!
    There are 10 types of people in the world - the ones that can count in base 2, the ones that can't count in base 2, and the ones that didn't expect this to be in base 3.

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