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    Hey Guys,

    I rode my step dads OLD steel bike the other day, and it felt great. I think it even felt better than carbon. I have been planning on getting a new bike for a while(I am about to grow out of mine), and my budget is around $2000 for a complete bike, give or take a couple hundred. I would like to know if any of you have links of where to buy nice steel racing frames, if they are still made.

    Thanks a lot,
    Jake

    Edit:I guess I should mention I will be racing Junior 15-18 and at least Cat 5 next year, and have gotten some racing experience this year.
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    Look at Lemond bikes Jake. www.lemondbikes.com

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    Senior Member Jake B's Avatar
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    Thanks for that link mariner. I was also wondering if there were any websites where you can buy the frames them online.

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    Lemond's are only sold through your LBS. You might want to do a search for steel bikes there have been quite a few. Steel is a nice but most shy away due to the weight penalty when compared with aluminum and carbon. But none the less a steel frame can be built up to a respectable racing weight.
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    Well maybe I could persuade you into getting a Aluminum/Carbon bike? It's a really great ride, It's now my rain bike. The Douglas Fusion is a great bike for the money. www.coloradocyclist.com << they have them in stock
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    Steel frame weight is not an issue 3lbs for a steel bike frame is not heavy. Versus carbon this frame is jist as good has more alloys added to make it lighter and stronger.
    http://www.bikes.com/bikes/2006/solo/index.aspx

    If your looking for an Ultegra or 105 setup with Mavic wheels thats the price $1500 - $2000.
    Why waste money on Aluminum frame for racing or carbon save money on components. The link above makes great frames.

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    Torelli, IRD, Salsa, Soma, etc. All make quality steel frames at a good price, and with decent wheels and say a 105 group you'll easily be in the 17 pound weight range for around two grand. Why not make your step-dad an offer on his bike - spread the rear triangle to 130 mm, realign the dropouts, install an Ultegra drivetrain/new wheels and you're in business! Either way, good luck!!!

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    The Douglas Fusion I was talking about is 1600 or 1700
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