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Starting the OFFICIAL Steel club.

Old 12-07-07, 04:34 PM
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just want to say.. really digging this steel fest. the reason i got one was cause they are becoming rare and nothing rides like it.. i even like the musical ping it gives on a bumpy bit of road... Put me down.

Schwinn Peloton 1998

853-- not a bit of rust yet..

steel is rare.. or getting that way.. such a shame.
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Steel club, Ti club, Carbon club, Assos club, this club, that club, his club, her club, my club, your club, their club....


It's all OCP.
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and this club

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Don't forget the "he-man-women-haters club".

Alfalfa and Spanky will thank you.
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Originally Posted by Patriot View Post
Steel club, Ti club, Carbon club, Assos club, this club, that club, his club, her club, my club, your club, their club....


It's all OCP.
Not really.

I will be presenting my steel bike club credentials soon and I am quite the opposite of OCP.

I just took my 2002 Lemond Zurich frame (Reynolds 853) to the local powder coater because it was getting some rust in a couple of places. Black was the quickest and cheapest so I went that way. I really don't care how it looks as long as it is protected and I can ride the hell out of it. I did some exploratory sanding on the rusty bits to see how bad it was. (Not too bad, thank goodness, but it was bubbling the paint quite severely and would damage the frame if left unchecked.) I almost went the route of just spraying primer over the raw bits, but I knew that the local powder coater has a good rep with sandblasting bike frames with a gentle hand and the cost versus me spending the weekend with finer and finer sandpaper and spraying primer was a no-brainer.

I am obsessive/compulsive (OC, but not P) about drive train noise, however. On my Curtlo (another steelie) I have been trying to track down a metallic "click" for the last couple of weeks. I think that it is the left pedal. Right now I know that it is not the chain ring bolts, chainring flatness or deformation, bottom bracket, crank attachment, seat attachment, seat post/frame interface, FD alignment, FD attachment to the seattube, front and back wheel attachment, or chain. I have also inspected the frame for cracks and have found none. I'll track this down soon.
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Old 12-07-07, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Brian_1 View Post
Gunnar's are a real deal for sweet riding steel. I spent booku hours riding in Griffith Park back in the day. I miss my old neighborhood of Los Feliz. Summer concerts at the Greek with pre/post vittles at Louise's Trattoria. I miss the carousel, the zoo, the Autry Museum, and those summer baseball games in Griffith Park. Would you know, is Tam O Shanter (Atwater Village?) still in business. Things change so fast in LA. Got to get back and visit.
Yes, it's still going strong, according to my friend who lives near there.
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I guess I'll go ahead and join.

Bridgestone NJS track bike:



IRO group buy:


Surly Cross-Check Single speed (now a 1x9)


Fuji Palisade. Bought this one for $50 at a thrift store, and it was literally brand new at the time. It had never been ridden, and it still had the original price sticker on the downtube (with the price scratched off). I converted it from stem to bar-end shifters. Great bike.


Bianchi Sport SX. Bought it NOS, built it up with whatever I had lying around. My girlfriend's bike now, and it fits her much better (she's taller).

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Old 12-07-07, 08:01 PM
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1989 Pinarello Montello. Probably going to sell this one too. Not the ideal size for me.
What's happening with this one again? - is it a 61?
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other than my geared guru

'round town convert

old school

retired
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Here's my entry



'91 Tommasini with the 'Quattro Colori' paint scheme

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Old 12-07-07, 10:57 PM
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I must be allowed to play in this one;

1965 Claud Butler
1973 Geoffrey Butler
1984 Derek Bailey
1981 Colnago Super
1998 Billato
1985 Merckx Coras SL
1990'ish Merckx Corsa Extra
1993 Merckx MX Leader
mid -90's Guerciotti
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1990 De Rosa SLX
1992 Michele Dancelli Max
Mid -80's Bob Jackson 753


I think that's all the steel ones I own.
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Old 12-09-07, 12:08 AM
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2007 LeMond Sarthe


2007 LeMond Sarthe

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Old 12-09-07, 12:32 AM
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Nice Bridgestone, bonechillen.
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Old 12-09-07, 02:41 AM
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OK, can I join? Hand-made Zinn, Rivendell Canti-Rom, Koga Miyata Exerciser, Pinarello steel track frame still awaiting its building-up, and the following Bianchis: Alloro, Veloce, two San Remos, Pista, and Trofeo.
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hmmm didnt think i could qualify as a FG.. but actualyy i still have dura ace 8 parts ready to put back onto this bike when im done with it as FIXED


next on my list is a EDDY MERCKX TEAM SOMETHING ( 711/TELEKOM/MOTOROLA/ETC.)
and a NJS bridgestone keirin track frame


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kogswell model g, nitto moustache bars etc.

also have, soma rush and miyata 912,
sorely miss: soma double cross
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Old 12-09-07, 03:46 AM
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Can I join?

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2005 Surly LHT:


2007 Surly Pacer:
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Count me in.
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1989 Centurion Ironman Dave Scott GPX


I won't post pictures of my 1991 Trek 830 Antelope or my 1968 Raleigh Sports, since they aren't technically road bikes

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Updated 12/9/07 - Welcoming new members to the Club!
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My RITCHEY ROADLOGIC (conversion)


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Schwinn Prelude, found it on the side of the road. My current (way to small though) and second road bike



And my fixed zebra



Please comment on them!
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Hi, add me in! Trek, Woodrup, Mondonico, Masi, all steel!

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Unusual to see so many Bridgestones in the same thread. Great bike!



Pay no attention to those ******** tires, I changed them since this shot.
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Started out with this...........



.........but it hasn't been ridden much since I got this:

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