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Steel......name small company that makes a great steel framed bike

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Steel......name small company that makes a great steel framed bike

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I thought this might be fun. After over 2 years of sitting on the wall, my dealer built up the frame I told him I wanted to try. Of course, it was a year and a half later, but I loved it. It was a Gunnar Sport. Want it bad. This is cheatlng a little ( I haven't riden one yet) but my dealer started carrying Burley frames this year. They look sweet; his wife got one (always a good sign) and says she loves it.
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great steel from small builders:

Vanilla
Kirk
Serotta
Rivendell
Strong
Steelman

to name just a few
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Richard Sachs, but it seems like more of a hobby for him.

https://www.richardsachs.com/rsachs2.html

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Mondonico

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Oh, wait, one more . . .

Fuso

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henryjames.com has a whole list
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i love those sycip bikes...

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i'm surprised no one mentioned marinoni! and then, of cousre, there's cervelo...
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Co-Motion (they make great singles!)
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Hell, you don't see many steel bikes from the big boys anymore. I was glad to see Specialized building steel Allez's with Columbus tubing.

If you think of a small company as being one that doesn't have a lot of bikes available over here, I'll throw Orbea in the mix. They're not building them out of their garage, but it's still not the most commonly sold bike in the US.
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Burley is making some great bikes in Eugene, Oregon.
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Hi Gonesh9,
have you tried a Burley? I was wondering who their bikes were made for.
I don't want a racer, but I don't want a heavy, plodding tourer either. "But if something in the middle is what you're looking for"
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You could race the Orbea, or not. They make a frame built up with Columbus Ultrafoco tubing and carbon seatstays (still don't get it, but it rides great) as well as a full steel bike.

Not that I'm biased.
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Here in the U.K. I have a highly though of Steel bike frame maker in Dave Yates, sold through their local shop M.J.Steel cycles of South Gosforth which is quite adjacent to my locality.

Naturally there are many to be seen on the roads around here and a splendid cycle they look.
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heres a few more in the best place to ride:

paul taylor
chris kelly

and how can we forget tom ritchey!
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For a little Southern flavor try; https://www.brewracingframes.com/

I miss Chris Chance and the gang at Fat City Cycles. A sweet late 90's Slim Chance road bike is on my "must have" list.
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No personal experience with these but it seems to be right along the lines of all the other builders mentioned:
https://www.curtlo.com/
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Hi Gonesh9,
have you tried a Burley? I was wondering who their bikes were made for.
I don't want a racer, but I don't want a heavy, plodding tourer either. "But if something in the middle is what you're looking for"
I haven't actually ridden any, but I've seen them and heard about them. The road bikes are the Wolf Creek and the Fox Hollow. They are made for riding, and the craftsmanship at Burley is top notch. (As seen with their trailers and rain jackets). The Wolf Creek is 17 lbs, and Fox Hollow is 18. The way I look at it is the Wolf Creek is built more like a racer, and the Fox Hollow is made for people who love to ride.

If I had the money I would get one of these...
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amen to SyCip. Loving my custom 29'er.
Steelman Stage Race is in the stable as well
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