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    i admit that i appear as somewhat of a "luddite" on this site, but i just love the ride of my steel bikes. in my stable, i have a tournesol, a rivendell "roadeo", and a "steve rex". these are all lugged-steel frameset. i think its important to say that i don't race ( i was a very competitive golfer(all pac 10) but, i just really enjoy riding, whether going slow or going fast with my friends that race. but, my preferences for a bike leave weight as a secondary factor. what do you guys think?
    don c.

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    The frame is the frame (spoken by a wise man here)

    Ride what you like and what fits. If you have needs that require lightness, go for it. Otherwise, durability and comfort is ruler in my book. Its nice to have nice things. Life is too short for shitty bikes.

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    Default Re: style and material complaint

    a wise man once asked, "of chain lubes, what is best?"

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    Ride what you can afford and enjoy and let others do the same.

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    Default Re: style and material complaint

    In the words of the old song, "It's not the meat, it's the motion"

    or if that is too spiritual, "Cast off this material fixation and and ascend to a higher plane"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Ride what you can afford and enjoy and let others do the same.
    this is some sage advice right here....

    If only eveyone could think this way...
    Life is too short to grow up, go ride a bicycle!

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    dpcompte--

    Steel, AL. Carbon, Ti, etc.... is all good if done right. Now lets see the pics of your lugged steel!!

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    Would love to see your build spec and hear your thoughts on the Roadeo.

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    confused...what exactly is your complaint...we don't have all day around here...this is the internet

    ps golf is not an "epic" sport

    pps quotes added for effect

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    what's your favorite bar tape?
    does it come in celeste?

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    i'm waiting for someone to license the name "meaty, beaty big & bouncy" for a bike's model name.

    look at that coke can-sized head tube--wow that's big. sucks if you're a headset maker i guess, in terms of trying to keep up with trends, etc. tooling can't be cheap.





    "Meaty chain stays are paired to pencil-thin seat stays."

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieBirdsell View Post
    Would love to see your build spec and hear your thoughts on the Roadeo.
    my roadeo is a 59cm. and very similar to a 6ocm rambouillet, except with shorter chainstays. i love the bike. its not light, even for steel but, who cares. i built it with a nitto stem and noodle bars, campy centaur 10sp levers and derailleurs, handbuilt wheelset ( velocity silver rims with record silver hubs ), ta zephyr crankset (48-34) with phil bb. b-17 and silver thomson seatpost. i drove to rivendell in walnut creek and talked to keven moewen about buying a roadeo and he gave me a demo to ride and i liked it. grant had an unpainted frame that he was saving for himself and said i could have it and helped me pick a color. a week later i was riding my new roadeo. all my current rides are very similar in geometry to the riv. the main difference is the taller headtube needed for the threadless headsets.
    sincerely, don compton

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    The crazy thing is how little frame weight counts in the overall weight equation.

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    Does anyone have a web address for that Canyon bicycle?
    Can't seem to find it anywhere...

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    steel bikes are great as the guy who builds them...
    like everything else in life.
    there is great ebauty and panache in a nice hand built steel frame...
    but many factory bikes are very serviceable...

    zanc
    wheres my frame yo!!
    i have carbon, steel and ti..
    no aluminum.
    waiting for slow boat to finish another steel one..

    parts sit in a box... waiting...waiting....

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    aluminum is the new white meat.

    Quote Originally Posted by SteveP View Post
    steel bikes are great as the guy who builds them...
    like everything else in life.
    there is great ebauty and panache in a nice hand built steel frame...
    but many factory bikes are very serviceable...

    zanc
    wheres my frame yo!!
    i have carbon, steel and ti..
    no aluminum.
    waiting for slow boat to finish another steel one..

    parts sit in a box... waiting...waiting....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue Jays View Post
    Does anyone have a web address for that Canyon bicycle?
    Can't seem to find it anywhere...
    isn't it this one http://www.canyon.com/rennraeder/bike.html?b=1930

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