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Old 08-31-15, 06:20 AM
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Cro Moly Frames

How many old school hybrid riders are using Cr Moly frames? Don't want to start a war between steel and aluminum fans just wondering how many steel riders are out there and what brand/model hybrid your riding.
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Old 08-31-15, 07:47 AM
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1995 Trek 830 with Cro-moly frame.
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1. comfortable, free of road buzz ride
2. good value
3. sturdy frame- I can lock this up and not get easily seen scratches as opposed to a shiny glossy frame. Granted matted silver/gray is not totally pleasing to look at sometimes
4. Fit- seems tailored made for me

Would love to see a higher performance steel hybrid made by Jamis one day if there market would ever expand for it.
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Old 08-31-15, 08:43 AM
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My daily rider 1991 Crosscut full True-Temper frame and fork.

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More than read this Forum..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
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Especially the the true hybrids; the home builders, the vintage rebuilds, the outdated MTB repurpose, the utilitarian city bike, and the conversions

I see tons (no pun intended) of these everyday. Most are steel
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I have been putting quite a few miles this Summer on my '95 Trek 720 Multi-Track, but I also ride my '91 Schwinn CrossCut. This year I started edging back over into aluminum with a late '80s high-end Raleigh U.S.A. Technium hybrid that is in "as new" condition. It has a frame that is part chrome molybdenum and part Alcoa aluminum. I also bought a brand-new Diamondback Insight with an aluminum frame and fork. For some reason, I feel more comfortable and secure riding steel frames. The Insight is pretty nice, though. I've only ridden the Raleigh a couple of times, not enough to form an honest opinion. Update (10/1/16): the Raleigh is awesome!

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Old 08-31-15, 12:39 PM
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I just switched from a 1995 Trek 730 Multitrack to a 2008 Surly Karate Monkey.....both cro-moly steel.
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Originally Posted by Bike Life View Post
How many old school hybrid riders are using Cr Moly frames? Don't want to start a war between steel and aluminum fans just wondering how many steel riders are out there and what brand/model hybrid your riding.
Ok, I'm not sure why you tagged them as "old school". My 2015 Salsa Vaya is CroMoly as well as my Salsa El Mariachi.

Just curious, is there anything that looks "old school" about them? Lol!



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Old 08-31-15, 09:52 PM
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Monstermash missed the new Marin Four Corners! Dang!

But the Salsa Vaya is nothing to regret!
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Old 09-01-15, 05:16 AM
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I commute on a Steel Novara Gotham.
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Old 09-01-15, 05:34 AM
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My friend in Japan only makes custom CroMo frames and makes a small fortune too. Both my wife and daughter rides his bikes.
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Old 09-03-15, 07:44 PM
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riding a 1972 puch road bike with flat bars and 531 tubing, 1986 univega mtb crmo, 1992 bianchi hybrid crmo, and a 1984 fuji mixte, with flat bars and valite tubing.
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Old 09-03-15, 09:27 PM
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I went from a 1991 Schwinn CrissCross to a 1997 Trek 730 Tracklight. My Takara Deluxe Touring is also a Cromoly.
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All my previous bikes along with whats in the garage now besides what I ride regularly, were steel.

Now I ride a aluminum with carbon rigid fork 29'er "hybrid" .......and its my best ride.

Either or..........It's all metal and I still like steel especially Salsa's like the ones shown above.....yet Alum with a carbon fork is sweet.

I never got into skinny , high psi tires, fast light road bikes........where one would see more difference perhaps...........and still don't like them be it flat or drop bar.... Touring bikes, MTB's, hybrid MTB's/Trekking, riser,flat or flared drop.....aluminum,steel frame, select carbon parts.....all the rest...... you can have
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Originally Posted by Monstermash View Post
Ok, I'm not sure why you tagged them as "old school". My 2015 Salsa Vaya is CroMoly as well as my Salsa El Mariachi.

Just curious, is there anything that looks "old school" about them? Lol!



Very nice.........
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Not an old school steel bike, but I ride a Jamis Coda Sport. Although it is a classic frame shape.
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1997 Bianchi Advantage. I don't ride it all that much anymore, but it is my son's street bike.
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1997 Bianchi Advantage. I don't ride it all that much anymore, but it is my son's street bike.
i like my 92 advantage, it's a great ride, i have updated to 9 from 7 a seven speed with 28mm tires.
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My Bianchi Avenue, bought new in 1993 when hybrids were a still a new thing. Still have and ride it.





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My Bianchi Avenue, bought new in 1993 when hybrids were a still a new thing. Still have and ride it.

What is the deal with the "water bottle" attached to your seat tube?
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It's a Cage Rocket. Just another way to carry stuff. I don't often need two water bottles.
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Blue Collar Bianchi

I've tried adjusting to the modern hybrid bike, but I don't like stiff aluminum frames and threadless headsets - they're terrible off-road. I prefer a buttery ride, so I've gone back to steel. I've outfitted a few '90's cross bikes with new parts to accommodate my tall frame and moderate lean. My latest is a '91 Bianchi cross bike with the unfortunate name, Boardwalk. But it's my current favorite, having a 23" frame, whereas most are limited to 22". This one got a new seat, seatpost, stem, bars, shifters, cables, tires, and pedals. I don't get worked up over primo components. The white paint offered a new theme to riff.
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Bianchi cromoly Lugged frames

About four years ago I found a Nyala on the side of the road! This fool was cleaning out his garage. Perfect condition loved the way the cro-molly lugged frame rode. However at 15inch it was a bit small. However it inspired me to get a boardwalk and a project 3 both 93 bikes with lugged frames. The Project 3 was a tad big so I got the Bianchi dealer (the Bike Spot) to swap out the stem for a old shorter stem he had laying around. It rides great now. He swears to get the same great ride I would have to spend a lot of money. These old lugged frames just smooth out the bumps. If you see one run do not walk![ATTACH=CONFIG]523551
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