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Old 09-10-19, 03:24 AM
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The heavy arsed steel MTB thread

Who else is riding steel?
My Nordest Bardino (150mm)



My On-One Inbred (100mm)

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Old 09-10-19, 10:20 AM
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The Heavy A$$ed Steel MTB Thread.

AKA: “Show Us Your Surly Thread”
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Old 09-10-19, 10:44 AM
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My Karate Monkey alternated between rigid and HT, 1x9, 1x5, and SS. All heavy.



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Steel baby!!
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good looking builds, but why they all so squeaky clean except the Monkey?
@Dr.Lou, how you like those Gems?
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Old 09-11-19, 02:31 PM
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Originally Posted by qclabrat View Post
good looking builds, but why they all so squeaky clean except the Monkey?
@Dr.Lou, how you like those Gems?
Well, my first KM pic was right after I built it. It has never been that clean since.

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Originally Posted by qclabrat View Post
good looking builds, but why they all so squeaky clean except the Monkey?
@Dr.Lou, how you like those Gems?

lol The bikes are in the Philippines so for 70 pesos (about a $1.75) I have my bikes washed and meticulously detailed immediately after each ride - a necessity since my bikes live with me inside my Condo.

I am merely a roadie and low speed trail rider, nothing technical or high speed. As a kid from the late 60s, I prefer the looks and ride of steel bikes. Of my eight bikes, 5 are steel, 2 CF and one Ti/CF. I really like the ride characteristics, built quality and aesthetics of both, but probably favor the Marin 27.5 +, it just has a certain je ne sais quois. Thinking about converting the Krampus to a SS and putting narrower road tires on her.
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No name Italian

Not sure of the manufacturer, got this from eBay. It came bare steel, the bottom bracket is threaded for Italian bottom brackets. I had it powder coated candy orange.

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