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Old 08-10-05, 01:46 AM   #1
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Non-carbon frames?

Were any teams using titanium or other frame tube materials this year in the TDF?
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Old 08-10-05, 08:47 AM   #2
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Fassa Bortolo used Magnesium framed Dogmas, with carbon stays and forks...
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Old 08-10-05, 09:14 AM   #3
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Weren't CSC's Cervelos aluminum? How about AG2R's Decathlons?
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Old 08-10-05, 10:29 AM   #4
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CSC switched to the carbon Soloists this year.
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Old 08-10-05, 11:25 AM   #5
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There were also some Al Bianchis on the Liquigas-Bianchi squad.
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Old 08-10-05, 04:52 PM   #6
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Were any teams using titanium or other frame tube materials this year in the TDF?

Yes.
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Old 08-10-05, 10:13 PM   #7
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There were also some Al Bianchis on the Liquigas-Bianchi squad.
with carbon seatstays/fork etc.

Also lampre calffita used the same combo al/carbon.
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I think some of the Euskatel team rode alum \ carbon combo's.
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Old 08-11-05, 09:07 AM   #9
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no, I dont think so. I think they were all carbon fibre orcas.
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Old 08-12-05, 03:49 PM   #10
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CSC switched to the carbon Soloists this year.
Some members still used the ally frames in the climbs.
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Old 08-14-05, 08:19 PM   #11
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If Cipo had still been racing the E5, he'd have entered and won Le Tour. No doubt.
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Old 12-03-05, 02:28 PM   #12
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If Cipo had still been racing the E5, he'd have entered and won Le Tour. No doubt.
I think not... He'd just have to put on a toga and have his teammates pull him in a chariot, all the way to the line.

Anyone besides me remember that?
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Old 12-04-05, 03:11 PM   #13
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I think not... He'd just have to put on a toga and have his teammates pull him in a chariot, all the way to the line.

Anyone besides me remember that?

The toga was good, but the "skinless man" skinsuit was better.
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Damiano Cunego of Lampre used a Cannondale CAAD 8 SI frame in the Giro, that's about as not carbon as it gets in the Grand Tours.
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Old 12-04-05, 07:56 PM   #15
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Backstead has ridden Ti bikes because of the difficulty of getting a CF frame built to his size.
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Old 12-20-05, 02:30 PM   #16
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Euskatel did ride an Al-C combo during the flat stages, the Orca in the mountains
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Old 12-20-05, 06:44 PM   #17
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Euskatel did ride an Al-C combo during the flat stages, the Orca in the mountains
Mayo's Alpe D' Huez frame was 100% alu in 2004.
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Mayo's Alpe D' Huez frame was 100% alu in 2004.

Same one he used in the P-N Ventoux TT.
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Same one he used in the P-N Ventoux TT.
Don't you mean D-L ?
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Don't you mean D-L ?
Dammit....you're right! Stoopid fingers.
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Mayo's Alpe D' Huez frame was 100% alu in 2004.
Thats because it was 920 gram aluminum frame.
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