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  • carbon

    7 6.93%
  • steel

    62 61.39%
  • ti

    32 31.68%
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    Default what bikes do you own? ride?

    what percentage do you ride of each material?
    how many bikes do you have of each?

    carbon/ 3 bikes/ 75%
    steel/ 2 bikes/ 25%
    titanium/ 1 bike/ hanging there without wheels , use only to travel w/

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    the poll only allows 1 choice.
    forget the poll.
    cant figure out how to delete the poll

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    "Alternative material"

    Where the F is aluminum in the poll? Forza Gaulzetti.
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    Blow up and pin a picture of M. Bartoli on your wall. When you achieve that position, stop. Until then, stretch, ride, stretch, ride, eat less, and ride more.

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    3 steel/1 aluminum

    sold the carbons

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    1 Steel - 10%
    1 Titanium - 50%
    1 Carboon - 20% (more when it fits right)
    4 Aluminum (not road but 'cross, MTB, tandem, TT) - 20%

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    NOTHING with discs
    "make the break"

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    1 in stainless
    1 in steel (MAX)
    1 in tube-to-tube carbon
    2 aluminum (one road, one cross)

    The stainless gets ridden almost daily on weekdays and during rainy weekends.
    Carbon & alloy road are for fast club weekend rides in dry weather.
    The steel bike in MAX is an old MX Leader with downtube shifters and criterium bars. That gets ridden on gravel & light trails when I feel like it.
    Cross alloy is getting more time as fall approaches.

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    Currently 2 steel, on a wait list for one more steel bike.

    I have this notion I need a mountain bike despite living in Illinois. Keep telling myself I could go with a Black Sheep mtb and finally have a Ti bike. Of course then I come here and see Mr. Garro and 44's steel MTB's and I'm back thinking I need a 4th steel.

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    2 carbon
    1 steel
    2 aluminum
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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    4 steel
    1 carbon

    TIG welded steel = 70%
    Lugged steel = 20%
    Carbon= 10%

    Choices of what to ride more based on fit than material.....but there is something about steel ;-)

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chance Legstrong View Post
    NOTHING with discs
    yet.

    you still owe me $$$

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    Steel 65%
    Carbon 25%
    Aluminum winter single speed 10%

    Not enough difference between the materials to get excited about. The tires make a bigger difference between them.

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    Just shifted from 4 steel (one 1 stainless) and 3 ti, to 5 steel and 2 ti by replacing my Moots YBB with an incoming Zanc No carbon for me...except forks.

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    66.6666666% steel
    33.3333333% carbon

    ...although, one of my steel bikes has a carbon fork, so... ah, forget it, math makes my head hurt.

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    3 steel
    2 Ti
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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    1 carbon road bike.

    1 steel road bike converted to fixed w WI ENO

    i split time nearly equally between the 2
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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    4 steel waiting on another
    2 ti
    1 carbon
    accumulated over past 25 years
    probably ride carbon 40% and steel 55%, ti just 5%
    and so it goes
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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    Waiting for the 110% joke . . .

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    1-Ti, mtb race bike
    2-steel, ss 29r and a beater bike for bar hopping
    1-Aluminum, work commuter

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    Default Re: what bikes do you own? ride?

    1 steel roadbike (MX-L) 90%
    1 steel cx bike (Zanc) 10% (It arrived day before yesterday and I've ridden it once... It's really, really, really light!)

    I would like to get Strada Bianca and a Specialized Tarmac or some such "racy" road bike too, but not urgently. These two will get me through the winter.

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