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Lugged Steel frames....who's riding them??

Old 08-03-05, 03:56 AM
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My '87 Australian made Malvern Star 'Triathlete'.

This is my daily commuter and is now set up as a TT bike for the odd race.
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Here's my old 1989 Centurion Ironman Expert. It has a Tange #1 frame.
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Originally Posted by climbo
wow, cool, I have a Falcon also, never seen another one. Not sure of the year on mine, all I know is, it's old !
I had one when I was a kid - an actual (UK) Falcon team frame!!!
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I have a 2000 Iron Horse Triumph, Reynolds frame. I use it now for winter rides or on the trainer. I loved it when I used it as my only bike. I also had a 1987 Schwinn World Sport I got back when I started high school. I never rode it that much, I gave it to my Father-In-Law a couple years ago, he's been riding it practically every day, put thousands of miles on it. Apparently, those bikes are collecters items now.

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Old 08-03-05, 06:46 AM
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I ride a 1980's (?) vintage FrankenTrek 420. Started out as a Trek 420, which later got a new fork from some other kind of bike, then was sold to me used. LBS replaced part of the rear drivetrain after I found a chipped tooth. I later put new brakes and levers on it, and a new front DR. Left the old, total crap Shimano Sport rear DR on because - well, because it works and I've not had to adjust it for years and years (but next year I'll need a new cable). Then a new head, bars, seat, seatpost. New calipers again. One day a shift lever broke, so new shift levers. At some point some Shimano Biopace chain-sucking rings were put on - but I've had no problems. New calipers yet again. I've replaced the front wheel five times, rear wheel twice.

Still the original paint everywhere but the fork. After a few crashes, there are a number of cosmetic issues with this bike. Actually, it looks like crap and doesn't give the impression of a very serious bike at all, but boy it rides nice. I don't really know my mileage, but its got to be several tens of thousands at this point. I think this is my last season using it as my prime ride. I'm itching for shifters anywhere other than the downtube after all these years.
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Old 08-03-05, 06:54 AM
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1990 Nishiki Comp III. Still riding smooth after all this time. I am looking at Specialized Roubaix or Sequoia. Any thoughts. Ride about 125-150 a week with 3 or 4 group rides ranging from 60 to 80 miles. Prepping for my first century. Hopefully next summer.
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Old 08-03-05, 08:19 AM
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Merckx MX Leader; sorry no photos yet. I also have an 85 Trek 420 frame in the basement, waiting for me to do something.
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Old 08-03-05, 08:20 AM
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Here's a pic (sorry about the quality) of my Marinoni custom-built.

- Lugged Columbus Zona tubes.
- Ultegra components.
- Chrome fork and stays.
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Old 08-03-05, 08:24 AM
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Any chance to show off the crazyness that is my road bike. 1980 Schwinn Traveler, 1020 steel as far as I know and have been able to research. Since this photo I've replaced/upgraded wheels/derailleurs/5 to 6speed rear/added bottle cages. Eventually I plan to replace the frame with a newer (lugged steel) in a slightly smaller size, but there's something about this blue frame that I just like the looks of. Paint is a bit on the rough side, but after a few coats of wax it shined up fairly well.



More Photos!
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Originally Posted by cheg
I have two.

My best ride, 1974 Raleigh International

My old hardtail mountainbike, 1983 Diamond Back Ridge Runner
dunno what it is about those, but they're BEYOOOTIFUL!
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Old 08-03-05, 08:37 AM
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Schwinn Paramount circa 1992. It was built in Japan by, I have read, Panasonic. Gonna put some new wheels on the old girl next week: Campy Record hubs and Mavic Open Pro rims. I love this bike better than cheese grits.
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I ride a '04 Eisentraut custom. Made with classic lug construction..



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How about lugged aluminum? 1987 Raleigh Scott Tinley TriLite.

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sorebutt, nice fastback seatlug!
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Originally Posted by bidaci
How about lugged aluminum? 1987 Raleigh Scott Tinley TriLite.



.... and downtube shifters. OK, I like vintage, but I draw the line at downtube shifters.
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Old 08-03-05, 11:13 AM
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not a great pic, but the best i could do with a disposable 35mm.

my Mondonico EL-OS
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Who's riding them.........Luddites.
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Originally Posted by mellonhead
.... and downtube shifters. OK, I like vintage, but I draw the line at downtube shifters.
Nothing wrong with downtube shifters, can you say indestructible and zero maintenance. How about downtube friction shifters? I have a mid-80's Columbus tubed swiss built Cilo. I've only ever seen one other one of these in an old photo. I found it in the basement of my wifes old house in Seattle. It came with this great bastard mix of Mavic, Shimano, and Campagnola. I finally through a nice pair of Suntour Superbe Pro brakes on it just to keep things interesting. I will try and get around to posting a pic of this bike soon.
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Originally Posted by jit2
Who's riding them.........Luddites.
Computer literate luddites.
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the steel/lug fans will enjoy this Henry James page:

http://www.henryjames.com/faq.html
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[QUOTE=Treespeed]Nothing wrong with downtube shifters, can you say indestructible and zero maintenance. How about downtube friction shifters?

I regularly ride an old Specialized Sirrus (lugged, 1987) with a fun mix of Suntour Superbe, MaVIC 820, and (boring stuff 8-)....Shimano, including springloaded, retrofriction shifters that, with a 6 speed cluster, make missing shifts nearly impossible. And there's that wonderful smoothness and ultra-micro adjustability.
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Old 08-03-05, 11:41 AM
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jeez, we haven't had the "downtube" argument for a while
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Mercian King of Mercia. The bike is completely built now. No pictures yet. Full ultegra 9, Red Velocity Aerohead rims, TTT Zepp bars,
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Originally Posted by jit2
Who's riding them.........Luddites.
No more a Luddite than those riding aluminum framed bikes. After all, the first aluminum bike was produced in the 1890s. Not exactly, a new high tech material. Even carbon and titanium frames can be viewed as old school. They have been around 30 years or so.
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