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New frames sporting the older look?

Old 04-04-13, 03:00 PM
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New frames sporting the older look?

I never thought of buying a newer bike because I don't like the aesthetics. The taller, flatter tube bars with crazy colors and big logos never appealed to me (maybe on a CF bike, one day). I thought the old design ways were dead. I couldn't have been more wrong!

The Bianchi offerings are great, but what are other offerings out there? I don't necessarily mean just lugged frames. The look I'm talking about is the small straight round tubes. TIG welded are fine.
I don't mind a few years older, as long as it can be purchased brand new. Complete road bikes are fine too, not just frames. Just looking for options at this point.
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anything in Ti.
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Look at the Soma frames built with Tange Prestige...they can be had if you look. Prestige is great light steel. The best bang for the buck in custom frames seems to be Tom Teesedale. His pricing is most reasonable and he has a good turn around.

I'd go with oversized tubing and a stiffer bottom bracket. It will have a very good response when you put the pedal to the floor Steel can be flexy but it can also be built stiff but still retain the magical buzzing sensation of metal. Have fun. The sky is the limit.

If you don't mind Tig the Gunnar frames are nice. Run some 32MM tires and enjoy the plush ride.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
anything in Ti.
This.

I got my Seven with a horizontal TT, it was pretty sweet.
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Rivendell. Might actually be a little too retro for you.
https://www.rivbike.com/category-s/619.htm
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Too oldschool?

https://www.jimlangley.net/ride/Kangaroo6_l.jpg
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Just a smidgen.
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Have my pals at Davidson make you a steel or ti bike.

Scroll down the Customer Stories page - the happy couple with the black tandem is my wife and me.
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I like this a lot. Made in Italy and right down the road from me, plus any color I want.
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I recently bought this '12 Breezer Venturi frame set/fork because I was looking for a similar aesthetic to the OP's. I wanted classic lines, not the swoopy, curvy, fat tubed racer look, yet I still wanted a fully modern, aggressive bike. This has filled the bill perfectly.

Forgive me if you've seen it before; I've been posting it like a ***** in any steel thread I come across.

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Originally Posted by Vinnems View Post
I never thought of buying a newer bike because I don't like the aesthetics. The taller, flatter tube bars with crazy colors and big logos never appealed to me (maybe on a CF bike, one day). I thought the old design ways were dead. I couldn't have been more wrong!

The Bianchi offerings are great, but what are other offerings out there? I don't necessarily mean just lugged frames. The look I'm talking about is the small straight round tubes. TIG welded are fine.
I don't mind a few years older, as long as it can be purchased brand new. Complete road bikes are fine too, not just frames. Just looking for options at this point.
There are dozens of classic steel builders. The only limit is your budget.
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Check these out............... https://store.somafab.com/index.html I plan on building a Soma one of these days. I currently have a vintage Soma that will be the donor bike.
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Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I recently bought this '12 Breezer Venturi frame set/fork because I was looking for a similar aesthetic to the OP's. I wanted classic lines, not the swoopy, curvy, fat tubed racer look, yet I still wanted a fully modern, aggressive bike. This has filled the bill perfectly.

Forgive me if you've seen it before; I've been posting it like a ***** in any steel thread I come across.

Nice hybrid.
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Try Seven, you can get these in a zero slope top tube no problem:



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No classic lines there. Maybe for someone 6"-12" shorter.

Originally Posted by chaadster View Post
I recently bought this '12 Breezer Venturi frame set/fork because I was looking for a similar aesthetic to the OP's. I wanted classic lines, not the swoopy, curvy, fat tubed racer look, yet I still wanted a fully modern, aggressive bike. This has filled the bill perfectly.

Forgive me if you've seen it before; I've been posting it like a ***** in any steel thread I come across.

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Originally Posted by botto View Post
Nice hybrid.
Lol.
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Here you go:

https://www.myjamis.com/SSP%20Applica...cat_grp=road_7

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Originally Posted by emveezee View Post
No classic lines there. Maybe for someone 6"-12" shorter.
I meant the general frame design, not the fit, which is part of the modern aspect. Compared the modern carbon trends, the Breezer is classical design, despite its modern attributes such as hydroformed tubes, asymmetrical chainstays, and curved seatstays.

The OP said he didn't like modern graphics and paint; none of that here, either, as the paint and lettering hark back to vintage American bikes of the '50s.
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Ritchey has their Road Logic frame. I just built one last week and it is a marvelous bike.
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Originally Posted by botto View Post
Nice hybrid.
Ha, you're more right than you even know! What you are seeing is the culmination of 35 years of design evolution from a road racer and frame builder who was at the very start of mountain biking in America and remains the figure behind the oldest mountain bike brand in America.

So yes, it is a hybrid... of classic road traditions and the unique perspective of a seminal figure in American cycling.
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