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    Default New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    Hi,
    I might be getting a new Winter/Rain bike with full fenders made.
    I could get a steel Steve Rex or a Ti Kent Eriksen.
    I would run either bike with the new Serotta fork for long reach brakes and put Honjo fenders on it.
    What bike should I get?

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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    only two choices?
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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    Ti Eriksen! My buddy has a CX and road from Kent and he love's them. Plus if it's your rain bike it might as well not rust.

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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    a trek. definitely a trek.

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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    rain bikes don't rust. unless left outside on the balcony of a crappy apartment. i've got one that's 30+ years old that i only ride in the rain. with that said, go with the Erickson Ti

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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    The typeface on the Rex is nicer.

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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    Quote Originally Posted by boots2000 View Post
    I could get a steel Steve Rex or a Ti Kent Eriksen.
    I would run either bike with the new Serotta fork for long reach brakes and put Honjo fenders on it.
    What bike should I get?
    Are you limited to these choices because of access to used frames from these builders in your size?

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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    I am not limited to anything. I have just narrowed my choices to these two builders. It will be a new frameset.
    I know Steve and have had multiple bikes from him. He knows fender bikes quite well, makes as good a steel bike as anyone, is in close proximity to me, has reasonable price and turnaround, and I like how his bikes look and ride. I would not really consider another steel builder.
    Eriksen is a possibility because I know ti would be a great material for a rain bike, last forever (maybe 4 lifetimes instead of 1-2). Just got an Eriksen 29er and the bike was spot on and rides perfectly.

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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    Quote Originally Posted by boots2000 View Post
    I am not limited to anything. I have just narrowed my choices to these two builders. It will be a new frameset.
    I know Steve and have had multiple bikes from him. He knows fender bikes quite well, makes as good a steel bike as anyone, is in close proximity to me, has reasonable price and turnaround, and I like how his bikes look and ride. I would not really consider another steel builder.
    Eriksen is a possibility because I know ti would be a great material for a rain bike, last forever (maybe 4 lifetimes instead of 1-2). Just got an Eriksen 29er and the bike was spot on and rides perfectly.
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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    Materials aside, it really comes down to personal feelings about the builders. Both bikes would be excellent. Personally I would go with Steve Rex, but that's because we have the same first name and he is located closer to me. Flip a coin.
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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    Ericksen vs. Rex : you've got a no lose situation there. Either way is a winner.

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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    I've been dreaming about an Eriksen 29'er for months now. But you already have one, so maybe go w/ the Rex for the commuter? His frames are freaking lovely.

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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    Quote Originally Posted by boots2000 View Post
    I know Steve and have had multiple bikes from him. He knows fender bikes quite well, makes as good a steel bike as anyone, is in close proximity to me, has reasonable price and turnaround, and I like how his bikes look and ride. I would not really consider another steel builder.
    I think you answer you own question right here.

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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    what nahtnoj just said.

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    Default Re: New Rain/Winter Bike? Steel Steve Rex or Ti Eriksen?

    When in doubt, get both.

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