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Modern Steel Road Bike Appreciation Thread

Old 10-04-19, 07:11 AM
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His thin lugs are incredible. The smooth blend from tube to lug is really impressive.
Wow you’re not kidding those are stunning bikes and lug work
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Old 10-04-19, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by mprince View Post
New to the forum, hopefully I have enough posts to put up pictures. Here's mine, a Steelman Stage Race built in 2001. Reynolds 853, 60cm s/t and t/t, 72°-ish head and seat tube angles. Dura-Ace 7700 (with Ultegra brakes), Steelman custom 13cm stem, Ritchey bars and Easton seatpost (the Dura Ace one I originally had cracked). Turbomatic4 saddle.



That’s beautifully done
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Cinelli Supercorsa

A custom made and painted 2018 Cinelli Supercorsa with Campy Super Record groupset, Cinelli quill stem, vintage Campy seatpost, Brooks Swift titanium saddle, H Plus Son TB14 rims laced to White Industries T11 hubs, Vittoria Corsa Control tires and Look Keo Carbon Blade pedals. The best of both worlds.



2018 Cinelli custom Supercorsa



Some old and new



Vintage decals from a great site in England.

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Old 02-12-20, 09:16 PM
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Originally Posted by gaucho777 View Post
I'm more of a vintage enthusiast, but a modern DiNucci is at the top of my wish list. Every line is perfect to my eyes.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/dinuccicycles/
Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
His thin lugs are incredible. The smooth blend from tube to lug is really impressive.
Originally Posted by robbyville View Post
Wow you’re not kidding those are stunning bikes and lug work
My wife wanted me to have the custom bike of my dreams... and she paid for it!
Mark was absolutely stellar to work with.



















This one is not a wall hanger. It rides as nicely as it looks.

Brent
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Old 02-12-20, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by obrentharris View Post
My wife wanted me to have the custom bike of my dreams... and she paid for it!
Mark was absolutely stellar to work with.



















This one is not a wall hanger. It rides as nicely as it looks.

Brent
ahhh, bike porn at its best
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Old 02-15-20, 03:42 PM
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My Gunnar Sport

I just rebuilt my Gunnar taking it from 10 speed Ultegra/105 mix to 11 speed R8000 with a mix of other parts. I wanted to go with a sort of vintage retro feel with 11 speed functionality. I went with Velo Orange for the crank (46/30), brakes, and seat post. Up front used Bontrager bars, Dura Ace bar end shifters and SRAM carbon brake levers. Rolling on Bontrager Paradigm wheels with Bontrager R3 700x28 tires. It’s a very mixed bag of components but works beautifully.
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Old 02-15-20, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Pb_Okole View Post
I just rebuilt my Gunnar taking it from 10 speed Ultegra/105 mix to 11 speed R8000 with a mix of other parts. I wanted to go with a sort of vintage retro feel with 11 speed functionality. I went with Velo Orange for the crank (46/30), brakes, and seat post. Up front used Bontrager bars, Dura Ace bar end shifters and SRAM carbon brake levers. Rolling on Bontrager Paradigm wheels with Bontrager R3 700x28 tires. It’s a very mixed bag of components but works beautifully.
Looks nice.
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Old 02-15-20, 10:34 PM
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You can’t really see them but the wheels are held on by Campagnolo Super Record quick release skewers from a 1984 Gios Torino. So I have a little of everything on it.
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Old 02-19-20, 03:17 PM
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As modern as it gets from Ritchey.
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Wow, that is such a pretty bike. The elegant, graceful, and well-proportioned. Your wife is smart, how can you not have fond thoughts of her every time you ride it?
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Old 04-13-20, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by mprince View Post
New to the forum, hopefully I have enough posts to put up pictures. Here's mine, a Steelman Stage Race built in 2001. Reynolds 853, 60cm s/t and t/t, 72°-ish head and seat tube angles. Dura-Ace 7700 (with Ultegra brakes), Steelman custom 13cm stem, Ritchey bars and Easton seatpost (the Dura Ace one I originally had cracked). Turbomatic4 saddle.



Gorgeous bike. I'm not always a fan of yellow but this one almost glows. Maybe has a little tinge of Gold to my eye?

Beautiful and he has been making nice bikes for a while now.
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Old 04-13-20, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by smoore View Post
Gorgeous bike. I'm not always a fan of yellow but this one almost glows. Maybe has a little tinge of Gold to my eye?

Beautiful and he has been making nice bikes for a while now.
​​​​​​​Thanks. The color is Mango powder coat with Persimmon decals. Sadly, Steelman got out of the industry about three years ago.
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Old 04-13-20, 09:30 PM
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Originally Posted by mprince View Post
Thanks. The color is Mango powder coat with Persimmon decals. Sadly, Steelman got out of the industry about three years ago.
Thanks, I've made a note of that color. I knew that Brent had packed it in a number of years ago and then came back...but it does look like he is permanently retired from making bikes.
Too bad, he was a great craftsman and nice guy.
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Old 05-21-20, 01:02 AM
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Here is a picture of my 2018 Marinoni Piuma with Columbus Spirit Tuning.

Just gonna pile on here, MARINONI, absolutely bad a**.
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2020 Strawberry




And the thread to go with it.

The old and the new, the ying and the yang, the good, bad and the ugly, you decide.
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Old 05-21-20, 03:24 PM
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My new Smoothie.
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Just built up this Cinelli Vigorelli Road. Found a great deal on a new 105 R7000 groupset. The wheels, bars and stem were all extra parts I had around the house. It is a great riding bike.
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Originally Posted by merziac View Post
2020 Strawberry
Those internal cable ports are unique. I cant remember seeing a bike where they are all left long and protrude from the frame tubes like that. Its a noticeable look- is that how all Strawberry frames are?...its almost like a signature it seems so unique.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
Those internal cable ports are unique. I cant remember seeing a bike where they are all left long and protrude from the frame tubes like that. Its a noticeable look- is that how all Strawberry frames are?...its almost like a signature it seems so unique.
It is one of Andy's signature's, in the last several years, not internal but I think they probably don't rot off easily.


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Old 05-28-20, 12:22 AM
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Just built up this Cinelli Vigorelli Road. Found a great deal on a new 105 R7000 groupset. The wheels, bars and stem were all extra parts I had around the house. It is a great riding bike.
Digging this build. What are your impressions of the frameset? Is it stiff while sprinting/descending?
The geo is quite interesting...
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Just gonna pile on here, MARINONI, absolutely bad a**.
Thanks !
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another new Soma

Finished building my Smoothie a couple of days ago. Shimano 7000 groupset.
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