Old 10-01-18, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
That I don't know. But I would rather not have to maintain a bike frame to keep the rust away.
I have three steel bikes in my basement.

1988 Shwinn World
1996 Giant 520 Boulder (womens)
2000 Trek 720 MT.

The only one with rust is the Shwinn World (I bought new) and it's only cosmetic because my daughter took it to college where it was chained to bike rack for four years when not ridden, exposed to a New England winters. The rust is where the paint was worn off rubbing against the bike rack.

When I bought the 720 MT new I considered the aluminum framed 7200 and 7300. Price was close enough that it didn't matter. What did matter was the ride quality; the aluminum frames were horrible. Had I gone with the aluminum frame I probably won't have it now because the aluminum frames only last so long until they fatigue stress.
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