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    Any steel Seven Solas out there???

    Anybody out there with a SEVEN Sola steel 29er??
    If so could you please post pics?
    How much does the frame weigh?
    How does it ride?

    Thanks!!!

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    Just weighed one of the 26" version

    A friend had me take his Seven Sola up to get powdercoated, and we threw it on the scale stripped down. It was a ~17" frame, 23" toptube, custom. I can't remember exactly but it was 4.4 or 4.5 pounds. The frame was 5 or 6 years old, though.

    -Walt
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walt
    A friend had me take his Seven Sola up to get powdercoated, and we threw it on the scale stripped down. It was a ~17" frame, 23" toptube, custom. I can't remember exactly but it was 4.4 or 4.5 pounds. The frame was 5 or 6 years old, though.

    -Walt
    Is that typical of what one of your frames of a similar size would weigh?

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    No way to answer that...

    Every frame I build is custom, so there's no "average" weight worth talking about. A 17" frame for a 275 pound rider would be a lot different than a 17" frame for somebody who weighs 130. They both might fit on a frame with the same geometry - but the tubing needs are totally different.

    I would say that if you're under 180 or so pounds and would fit on that size frame, you should be able to find any number of custom builders who can do a significantly lighter (half a pound or more, depending on you and your riding style) frame that is not underbuilt and will ride well.

    Honestly (and I really like their ti stuff) I was unimpressed by the Seven. The frame seemed massively overbuilt (and I like to build beefy stuff) for the fellow in question, especially since it was built custom for him, and the finish (paint) quality was pretty poor. But as I said, this was a 5 or 6 year old frame. A lot has probably changed. Their ti stuff is great as far as I know, and I've never heard anyone complain about their steel stuff either.

    -Walt
    Waltworks Custom Bicycles
    Park City, UT USA
    www.waltworks.com
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    Seven Verve 9er on the way!

    I have a Seven Verve on the way. End of May arrival! Can't wait

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