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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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    Fassa Bortolo used Magnesium framed Dogmas, with carbon stays and forks...

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    Weren't CSC's Cervelos aluminum? How about AG2R's Decathlons?
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    CSC switched to the carbon Soloists this year.

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    There were also some Al Bianchis on the Liquigas-Bianchi squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meb
    Were any teams using titanium or other frame tube materials this year in the TDF?

    Yes.

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    By-Tor...or the Snow Dog? hi565's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmason
    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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    no, I dont think so. I think they were all carbon fibre orcas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hmai18
    CSC switched to the carbon Soloists this year.
    Some members still used the ally frames in the climbs.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by MacMan
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyInstantRice
    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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    Backstead has ridden Ti bikes because of the difficulty of getting a CF frame built to his size.

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    Euskatel did ride an Al-C combo during the flat stages, the Orca in the mountains

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    Quote Originally Posted by christo87
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by divekrb
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ed073
    Same one he used in the P-N Ventoux TT.
    Don't you mean D-L ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by divekrb
    Don't you mean D-L ?
    Dammit....you're right! Stoopid fingers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divekrb
    Mayo's Alpe D' Huez frame was 100% alu in 2004.
    Thats because it was 920 gram aluminum frame.
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