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    When was the last year a non carbon fiber frame entered the tour?

    It seems like all the bikes are CF now, and I know that the winner has been on a CF bike for a lot of years. Just wondering when the last aluminum or steel or ti bike was even entered into the tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by challaday View Post
    It seems like all the bikes are CF now, and I know that the winner has been on a CF bike for a lot of years. Just wondering when the last aluminum or steel or ti bike was even entered into the tour.
    you can thank Lance and trek for that. during many of the lance years there were quite a few aluminum bikes.

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    Cycling News has an archive of pro bikes that they have featured. You would probably find that interesting. Fwiw Backstedt had a Ti frame when he rode for Bianchi. And Boonen was using an aluminium Specialized - don't know if he rode it in the tour though.

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    2006 Oscar Pereiro rode an Alu Pinarello

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    Quote Originally Posted by erader View Post
    during many of the lance years there were quite a few aluminum bikes.

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    And some Titaniums.

    Whats interesting is, i havent seen any Peugeot bikes, this is a Frence race after all.

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    CSC was still using the alu soloists for some of the riders until fairly recently

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    Quote Originally Posted by atlroadie View Post
    2006 Oscar Pereiro rode an Alu Pinarello

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    Magnesium, not Alu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by atlroadie View Post
    2006 Oscar Pereiro rode an Alu Pinarello

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    yeah but landis won in 2006 .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
    And some Titaniums.

    Whats interesting is, i havent seen any Peugeot bikes, this is a Frence race after all.
    it's not that interesting. peugeot no longer makes road bikes, much less high-end ones. they only make hybrids, city bikes, and a few mountain bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howzit View Post
    Whats interesting is, i havent seen any Peugeot bikes, this is a Frence race after all.
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    2009. Gilberto is riding an aluminum Guerciotti this year.
    1986. Lemond and Hinault were the first to ride carbon frames in the mountain stages. I think La Vie Claire had the first TVT carbon frames that were repainted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bellweatherman View Post
    2009. Gilberto is riding an aluminum Guerciotti this year.
    1986. Lemond and Hinault were the first to ride carbon frames in the mountain stages. I think La Vie Claire had the first TVT carbon frames that were repainted.
    I didn't know carbon was in the tour so early - I recall that Lemond won the 89 World Road Championship on a carbon bike, and was the only one in the race using one.
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    I wouldn't be suprised if the TT bikes used by some pros on smaller teams will be aluminum for years to come.

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    Mavic neutral support continues to haul around a roof rack full of Cannondale CAAD9s. Teams in the Tour are so well supported it's rare these bikes ever get used, but in smaller races where it's common for a team to have just a single support car the loaner bikes occasionally get some exercise.

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    Skil-Shimano rides a scandium frame. I know they're not a protour team, but they made the TDF this year
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    Quote Originally Posted by erader View Post
    you can thank Lance and trek for that. during many of the lance years there were quite a few aluminum bikes.

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    of course its lance's fault. what a horrible person he is.

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    of course its lance's fault. what a horrible person he is.
    you were expecting that poster to say anything positive about LA? I've only been watching the pro forum for two weeks but it's the same LA hating schtick every day. Thankfully the other forums on this site are pretty friendly.

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    I hate Lance as well as anyone else but there are some things I will not blame him for. This is like blaming Greg LeMond for Jon Boyer's losing the 1982 Worlds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bailcash09 View Post
    Skil-Shimano rides a scandium frame. I know they're not a protour team, but they made the TDF this year
    Source?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Exit. View Post
    Source?
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    Does anyone in any pro race ride a bamboo bike?

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    Neato. Koga has been making good stuff for decades now. They did some joint projects with Miyata!
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    I think AG2R rode alloy sometime in the last 2 years.

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