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Starting the OFFICIAL Steel club.

Old 10-16-10, 01:59 PM
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i hope I can join even w/ my carbon fork

got her weighed yesterday. w/o the seatbag it sits at 18.1 lbs

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With all these dozens of pages of shiny new uber-rides out there, my inner antiquitarian got to feeling guilty about the somewhat disreputable shape of my ride. With the Santa Fe ride coming up in a few days I decided to Do Something About It (tm)...


Off come the cages, wheels, and chain for a quick frame bath


Tucker makes sure that troublesome rear wheel is true


That filthy old bar tape with the rips from the faceplant last Christmas has got to go


That's about the best the old crate's looked in a couple of years - cleaned up, tuned up, and ready for the Santa Fe (half)Century on Saturday.

[edit]Huh... evidently I've not posted to this thread before (thought I had)... some details then. The frame's a late 80s Maruishi Tange #2 some hammerhead won in a race and sold on consignment at a local bike shop. When the price came down to a hundred clams I scarfed it up, and talked my family into buying me Ultegra for Christmas . Built the bike in the spring of 1990, and rode the living daylights out of it until the mid 90s when my kids were born. The riding's been much more intermittent since the girls came along, but I've got the bug again (now that my younger girl thinks she's the second coming of Jeannie Longo I have to ride more so she can't drop me!). I replaced the 42t inner ring with a 39t last summer as a concession to the fact that I'm not 25 any more.

The wheels are brand new Open Sports with butted spokes on my long unused 7sp Ultegra hubset, shod with a mismatched set of whatever 700x23 Contis the shop had in stock at the time. Modolo bar, 14cm TBone Road stem for my baboon-like arms, Shimano SPD-SL pedals, Selle Italia something-or-other saddle (cut me some slack, my memory's not what it used to be, and the labeling's worn off after umpty thousand miles). It's been in several wrecks and is covered with pits in the paint, scratches, and a couple prominent rust spots up near the head tube. Kinda like me, it's beat to heck but it keeps on rolling.

[edit again] Well d'oh! I thought I'd posted before... found it back on page 18. OOPS. Oh well, I love looking at all these wonders of ferrous magnificence.
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Old 10-20-10, 10:17 PM
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Originally Posted by solbrothers


steel crue checking in
how tall are you? 7ft?
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Originally Posted by mrz80
The frame's a late 80s Maruishi Tange #2 some hammerhead won in a race and sold on consignment at a local bike shop.
What model Maruishi is that? With Tange 2 tubing is was towards the very top of their totem pole.

I've got some steel to toss in. This is my 1990's Chesini X-Uno with Campagnolo Centaur kit. Columbus SLPX tubing combo (SLX frame/SPX fork). The Chesini names and head tube logo are painted on.

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Been shopping for this '86 Schwinn Peloton frame on Ebay & Craigslist for 4 years. Laced and trued the wheels myself, (my first wheelset from scratch):






This year/model was my first real bike, back when I was a $#it-hot USCF Junior and pre-aerobars-era triathlete:



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Originally Posted by BlankCrows
What model Maruishi is that? With Tange 2 tubing is was towards the very top of their totem pole.
According to the decal, the model was "RX-105". The original purchase was the bare frame/fork. I musta looked funny rolling down 13th Street on my old Raleigh with the Maruishi draped over my shoulder . While I'd kinda like to have a spiffy new titanium uberbike, this thing still suits me just fine. I am bouncing around the notion of stripping and repainting it, maybe black and gold with a McIntosh logo on the head tube .

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Old 10-21-10, 07:43 PM
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Currently being rebuilt with Chorus 11 and some Eurus tubeless wheels. 18.6 as pictured.
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Originally Posted by BlankCrows
What model Maruishi is that? With Tange 2 tubing is was towards the very top of their totem pole.
Tange #2 was essentially identical to Columbus SL.
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So, how many people here have *ONLY* steel bikes?
Not here... my road bike and the wife's early 90s Terry Chrom are the only steelies. Younger daughter's shiny new Giant road bike, and all our mountain bikes, are aluminum.
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Originally Posted by mrz80
Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
So, how many people here have *ONLY* steel bikes?


Not here... my road bike and the wife's early 90s Terry Chrom are the only steelies. Younger daughter's shiny new Giant road bike, and all our mountain bikes, are aluminum.
I guess I'm all by my lonesome.
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All of my bikes are steel:
1993 Bridgestone RB-1
1989 Team Miyata
1986 Miyata Six Ten
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Soma Double Cross - Tange Prestige

Specialized Allez - Custom Double Butted Cro-Moly

Have yet to take a picture of my 1991 Paramount Series 3 - Tange Prestige

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
I guess I'm all by my lonesome.
Nope! I only have steel frames at the moment.
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
So, how many people here have *ONLY* steel bikes?
Except for the tires and Brooks saddle, I'm pretty sure my Dutch commuter is only steel.
Steel rims, steel cranks, steel drum-brake hubs, & steel bar-stem combo--I never have any problem setting off stoplight sensors with that mighty iron behemoth.

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
I guess I'm all by my lonesome.
All 4 of my bikes are steel
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I've got only steel rides as well.
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Very, very nice! Modern yet still distinctly classic!
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Okay, I'll play along. Hi, my name is Collin, and I've been addicted to steel for a few years...

Custom Paul Taylor frame made of Columbus FOCO steel, fillet-brazed with Dura Ace 7700...



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Add me into the club.

Rivendell Bleriot.



Rivendell Rambouillet

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Okay, I'll play along. Hi, my name is Collin, and I've been addicted to steel for a few years...

Custom Paul Taylor frame made of Columbus FOCO steel, fillet-brazed with Dura Ace 7700...



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Sweet
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Add me into the club.

Rivendell Bleriot.

Rivendell Rambouillet
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Here's my recently finished Paul Taylor:



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I also have a 1985 Fuso I need to take some pics of ...
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Old 10-24-10, 06:14 PM
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Gross
WOW. Personally, I think those Riv's are WAY cool!
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WOW. Personally, I think those Riv's are WAY cool!
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