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    Silicon Valley's Cult Ride

    March 17, 2008 issue of Fortune (the one with Steve Jobs on the cover), has an article about Brent Steelman and the Woodside Loop. I see a dark silver Steelman on Foothill occasionally, but if you want one, first Brent has to "like you":

    "There are certain people I get the wrong vibe from, and I just don't deal with them."

    and you'll be waiting for awhile:

    "The work is painstaking: It takes at least six months for Steelman to complete an order, meaning he makes only 50 bikes a year."

    I loved this quote from the article:

    "- he favors traditional steel over carbon because it gives his bikes the feel of a road-gripping Porsche vs. a smooth-riding Lexus"

    And I always thought people wanted steel because of its smooth ride
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7rider View Post

    And I always thought people wanted steel because of it's smooth ride

    Steel makes a lively ride.

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