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Starting the OFFICIAL Steel club.

Old 12-15-07, 10:55 AM
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Is Cro-Mo crap? I inherited an old one that I was going to clean up and rebuild but am wondering if it's worth it. It needs new tires, tubes, tape, pads, seat, cables and housing and a general tune up. Will probably spend $300 total if I have my LBS do the work or around $200 if I do it and get all the stuff on sale. What do you think?
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Is Cro-Mo crap? I inherited an old one that I was going to clean up and rebuild but am wondering if it's worth it. It needs new tires, tubes, tape, pads, seat, cables and housing and a general tune up. Will probably spend $300 total if I have my LBS do the work or around $200 if I do it and get all the stuff on sale. What do you think?
Sometimes older frames are Cro-Mo main tubes, with high-ten stays, and those are pretty crappy. If your bike is 100% Cro-Mo, then it's just basic 4130 steel, no different than a Surly, or any number of other steel frames. It's light, lasts a long time, and offers a solid ride, and was free! What kind of frame is it, anyway?
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It's a Trek Jetta that I'd like to use for commuting, utility, etc.
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Old 12-30-07, 11:47 AM
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Updated December 30th 2007 - welcoming new members to the club! 80 Members to date!
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Here are three of my steel road bikes --

1989 Trek 660



2007 Schwinn Madison



1980 Lotus Elan, now a singlespeed

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I only have one now, since I sold my peugeot but I'll post both of them up here.

This is the peugeot I sold. It's an '85 PH-501 which was a few sizes too big for me.


This is the replacement, an '84 Trek 760 with a suntour superbe drivetrain. The RD was swapped out to a shimano 600 by someone before I bought it. I'm not sure why, but the 531 trek in a smaller frame size is heavier than the 501 peugeot in a much larger size. Do the lugs actually add that much weight? I was just surprised at the difference. The Trek is getting an overhaul, better pictures will follow at some point

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I thought I posted in this thread allready, but......
Half antiques roadshow, half refugees from a steel drive..

'80 Raleigh (Carlton) Super Course.


'81 Raleigh Grand Prix


'70 Bottecchia DeLuxe (Campag coming soon)


'83 Trek 520


'81 Motobecane Super Turing
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what kind of bike is that?
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narrowing the collection to mostly steel-

classic de rosa

modern cinelli

cambio rino for around town

classic french

and a contemporary casati daily rider


all but one of my aluminum bikes(vitus 979) are soon to dissappear from the stable

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I guess I gotta come clean....I still have steels from before the titanium.
Commuter/errand/rain bike - 89 Specialized Allez, upgraded CF fork, headset, sealed BB, rims, saddle, fenders.

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Custom by Seattle builder Mike O'Brien
Nice bikes. Also they don't make Ultegra as they used to.
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Originally Posted by caterham View Post
narrowing the collection to mostly steel-

a classic de rosa
a modern cinelli
an old cambio rino for an around town beater
a contemporary casati for daily use

all but one of my aluminum bikes(vitus 979) are soon to dissappear from the stable
Interesting - I have a 'modern' steel Cinelli and a Vitus 992 too.
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Hi,

I have a Holdsworth Record, Bianchi San Remo, and DeSalvo frame. My wife has a Miyata and Bleriot.

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Miyata 610 and a Miyata 1000. Riding the 610 while I restore the 1000. Anyone deeply offended that I am making an Orange Miyata 1000....
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steel bikes

kirk frameworks



richard sachs signature

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I'll add mine to the club...

2001 LeMond Zurich, my normal ride... The photo needs to be updated though because it sports an Ultegra SL compact crank now.



My cruiser... 2006 Redline 9*2*5



I have a '98 LeMond Reno too but no pics...

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kirk frameworks

richard sachs signature
Wow! David Kirk and Richard Sachs?

Not fair.
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The Lemond I posted as a frame is now complete so I guess I will add it to the list as a finished product

Lemond Alpe D'Huez ; Reynolds 853
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I'm in...

In my signature are my steel Pinarello, Surly LHT, and mostly steel (aluminum lugs) Raleigh - does that count?

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I've already posted, but here's an updated photo of the Grand Prix, showing the tubulars I built this fall:
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Hmm, a steel club. Do I gotta pay 4 times the dues for 4 steel bikes?

86 Bianchi
80-something Bianchi
2005 Fuji World
2007 Raleigh One-Way
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Hmm, a steel club. Do I gotta pay 4 times the dues for 4 steel bikes?

86 Bianchi
80-something Bianchi
2005 Fuji World
2007 Raleigh One-Way
Man I hope not!
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Updated picture of the Trek 660 after a trip to the powder coater. I'm not sure if I'll try to restore the decals or leave it "stealth."

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