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

Old 08-02-05, 09:04 PM
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Lugged Steel frames....who's riding them??

Carbon fiber guys have their thread here somewhere, so now its time for steel (remember steel?) to have a go. I ride a lugged Romulus (Rivendell knock-off) but alas no photo access at present.
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Old 08-02-05, 09:17 PM
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I'm riding a Mondonico Futura Legerro. Really sweet ride. I'm currently looking for a second steel bike to replace my rain old bike, '86 Ironman, that got tatered in an accident. Cars and bikes don't mix well.
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Old 08-02-05, 09:29 PM
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welded steel.
(Taiwanese Bianchi)

but my mountain bike is lugged steel.
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Old 08-02-05, 09:34 PM
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10 of em. All Italian except the Serotta.
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Riding a 87 lugged Bianchi.
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Originally Posted by GrannyGear
Carbon fiber guys have their thread here somewhere, so now its time for steel (remember steel?) to have a go. I ride a lugged Romulus (Rivendell knock-off) but alas no photo access at present.
David.
I have two.

My best ride, 1974 Raleigh International




My old hardtail mountainbike, 1983 Diamond Back Ridge Runner


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Old 08-02-05, 10:10 PM
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I'm riding two of them:

1988 Panasonic DX-5000
1985 Serotta Nova Special

own a couple more, and am even selling a couple. Of course, my Vitus 979 is my only NON-steel frame. You could say I like it. Nothing like lugs and good old ferrous metal.
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Old 08-02-05, 10:15 PM
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I've got 9 frames (6 steel, 3 alu), 5 of which are lugged steel.
While my best frame is my non-lugged steel Cervelo, I have a
1988 531c Raleigh which is AWESOME. I would still race on it.

A while ago my Cervelo needed a minor repair, so I put
all the fancy components on the Raleigh (including the carbon fork),
and I could barely tell the difference.

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Old 08-02-05, 10:20 PM
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I'm riding them.
I just got a "new" 1984 Trek model 520 (in "501 steel"), and already had a mid '80s Panasonic road bike ("1020 high tensile steel")...surprisingly, their geometry is spookily similar - 1 cm shorter chain stays and 1 cm taller seat tube on the Panasonic, and eyballing the angles they look pretty parallel. I believe the 1020 steel is considered ordinary while the 501 Reynolds steel is supposed to be much higher quality...is this correct?
I've commuted at least 20,000 urban km on the Panasonic since I bought it used in 1993 and I intend to neuter (I mean "fix") it soon.
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1973 Falcon. Lugged 531. It rides as smooth as whale ***** in an ice flow....

T.J.
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6 steel road (70s & 80s) and 1 alu (80s).
luv em all - no desire for that new-fangled stuff
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Mine's a beautiful Waterford RS-22.
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Originally Posted by cheg

My old hardtail mountainbike, 1983 Diamond Back Ridge Runner

That might be seriously the heaviest looking bike ever seen. 40 lbs?
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Old 08-02-05, 11:06 PM
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I've got a sweet Waterford RS-11.
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I have a Mondonico built Torelli (different saddle and seatpost now (Easton carbon)





And I am having another Torelli put together for a rain bike (Countach OS) not a Mondonico frame, but it is lugged...
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Originally Posted by Gustav
Mine's a beautiful Waterford RS-22.
That is a sexy bike
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More lke 45 lbs. I did 60 miles on it last weekend. It makes the other one seem weightless by comparison.
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Originally Posted by Tequila Joe
1973 Falcon. Lugged 531. It rides as smooth as whale ***** in an ice flow....

T.J.
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 !
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1995 Tommasini Tecno. I'd like a Pegoretti Big Leg Emma.
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Univega Viva Sport from the 80s.

I have since taken off the rack and kick stand...and plan to take a better picture of it in a better light...but here it is:


I bought it on Sunday for 20 bucks at a garage sale...what can I say? It was quite a steel!

Sorry, awful pun, but I couldn't resist.
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I roll with the 1986 Nishiki Olympic 10-Speed. I have nothing against Carbon, Aluminum or other material but this old bike serves me well.
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Originally Posted by Tequila Joe
1973 Falcon. Lugged 531. It rides as smooth as whale ***** in an ice flow....

T.J.
Damn, that is a beautiful bike, particularly the richness of the red color. God, I hate the modern fat-tubed sloping TT look of today's bike...glad I got a Lemond Sarthe!
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