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Old 05-16-02, 01:46 PM
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The Serris has an alum. frame. Compared to steel, alum has a harsh ride, and when they fail, they go suddenly. Steel (CroMoly) will crack slowly. Going with the wider lower pressure tire will help the ride. The type of riding that you'll be doing is going to be rough on the inexpensive alum frame.

Don't let a salesperson tell you that a CroMoly frame is cheap, heavy or old fashioned, custom frame makers like Rivendell (1000-2500$ frames) and Bruce Gordon (same price range) are steel frames.

Try this site for info in steel frames:

http://www.rivendellbicycles.com/html/bikes_riv9.html
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