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Starting the OFFICIAL Steel club.

Old 12-09-07, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by BillyD View Post
Unusual to see so many Bridgestones in the same thread. Great bike!

The frame angles, setup looks great - which is why I favour traditional geometry. Even the tires are just right for this weather.
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Pretty! How much stem is safely inserted though I have to ask?
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Originally Posted by Brian_1 View Post
Eggbeaters (?) on a Hetch w. B-17, & old Campy Record. That's a twist.

Those downtube shifters - what make are they?
Hey it isn't wall art, it's my everyday ride. When you have size 13 feet, cages are a PITA, but I have the originals stored away, so the Executor of my estate can put them back on before he sells the bike.
The shifters are Shimano 600, another sacrilege. Someday I will replace those.
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Two of my three steel frames:


86 Serotta Nova w/ Campagnolo 10sp


79 Gazelle Champion Mondial with Super Record
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QUESTION steel pros....

i was wondering..... what would be the premiere STEEL TUBING to have a frame built out of (like how carbon has high modulus carbon, blah blah, etc?) which tubes/brands would be considered the creme de la creme of steel frames.... columbus/reynolds/deddaci/alcor etc...

there are a few i have noted and noticed.. but id like to ask the pros here on the board.. and ive tried searching with no luck... if this has been discussed 1000 times please feel free to enlighten me....

im sure what im asking may be impossible to answer.. but if you guys can give me a nice little list to go off of that would be amazing..

thanks in advanced
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Originally Posted by thedips View Post
QUESTION steel pros....

i was wondering.....
what would be the premiere STEEL TUBING to have a frame built out of (like how carbon has high modulus carbon, blah blah, etc?) which tubes/brands would be considered the creme de la creme of steel frames.... columbus/reynolds/deddaci/alcor etc...

there are a few i have noted and noticed.. but id like to ask the pros here on the board.. and ive tried searching with no luck... if this has been discussed 1000 times please feel free to enlighten me....

im sure what im asking may be impossible to answer.. but if you guys can give me a nice little list to go off of that would be amazing..

thanks in advanced
Below are the top two models from each company:

True Temper - S3 and OX Platinum
Reynolds - 953 and 853
Dedacciai - Zero Replica and EOM 16.5
Columbus - Spirit and Life
Tange - Ultimate and Prestige JPN
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Can I join? The Lemond is not done yet but it is Reynolds 853.


Lemond Alpe D'Huez 53cm Reynolds 853
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Can I join ?Jamis Satellite 51cm frame 9sp triple, upgraded shifters and rear dérailleur to 105.
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I would also like to point out that if you accept "Steel is good", then you're honor-bound to accept "More Steel is Better"!
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I will post pics of a couple of these later...

1986 Schwinn Voyageur. Columbus Tenax main tubes. Built with modern Shimano 105 compact double.

1989 Centurion Ironman Master, Tange #1 tubing with original Shimano 600/Ultegra.

1956 Schwinn Corvette and 1961 Schwinn Jaguar... Or are we only counting diamond frame road bikes, and not middle weights?

1980's Raleigh Marathon mixte that I am building up as a gift for a friend.

A couple of other hi-ten steel bikes in the storage room.
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Dahon breakaway. Yamaha Moto Bike.
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Originally Posted by rufvelo View Post
Pretty! How much stem is safely inserted though I have to ask?
Good catch - MAX markings are just visible above the headset. I've moved this summer, and haven't finished putting the bike back together before winter.
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Old 12-14-07, 01:59 PM
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These are my bikes:
Pegoretti Duende
Bianchi Eros
Schwinn Varsity

Does this qualify me for the club?
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Old 12-14-07, 06:35 PM
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I suppose I should be added to the list...2001 prodogy w/a mix of 2006 & 2007 Campag Centaur

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Old 12-14-07, 07:27 PM
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Long Live Heavy Metal!

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Okay, I'll join up.

Bianchi San Jose fixed gear


Raleigh Ltd.-3 Sturmey Archer 3 speed. the "lead sled"


Wife's Peugeot Singlespeed I built up.


John Howard frame built by Dave Tesch. To be built up with Dura Ace. Or made into a fixie.


Pinarello Treviso to be repainted and built up with Campagnolo. Downtube shifters, too.


Schwinn Collegiate 3-speed. I keep this at work to cruise around on during lunch break until I sell it.

Oh, and somewhere's in the garage is a Schwinn Paramount frame with non-original fork(some Cinelli thing) in an ugly, fugly goldish bleah color.

I got bike-itis bad. We won't even mention those other b@stard materials I've experimented with.
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My Marin on the way to Marin

Columbus Thron tubing.

Also have a steel Bridgestone BB-1 and a steel Motobecane Cafe Noir.
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Originally Posted by cuda2k View Post

79 Gazelle Champion Mondial with Super Record
Freaking beautiful bike and perfect photo. Thanks for sharing.
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So how does one go about joining?

Got mine yesterday.
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So how does one go about joining?

Got mine yesterday.
That is a hottie! Congratulations!

No shipping charges, either, I see...
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I like this pic!
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Updated December 15th 2007 - welcoming new members to the club! 79 Members to date!
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Here is my Peleton.

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