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    Steel is REAL Love

    Lets see the steel rigs. Heres mine from my favorite builder Soulcraft :


    Option 3 aka the Screemin Deemin:




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    Word.

    Here's my On-One inbred. My Ibis now hangs on the wall collecting dust while this is ridden everywhere.


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    Hope it work, but here is my custum chrome DMR Sidekick.

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    My Ivy Cycles, it's my first steel bike, I love it.
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    Here's my IF and Jamis Exile SS.



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    Nothin' fancy
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    Chasing bears through the woods drunk with a dull hatchet is strongly not advised

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    sweet bike wv bob

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    Here's my IF Deluxe.


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    2009 IF Deluxe










































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    my 95 IF




    my 09 IF: love it

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    My 1995 Jamis Diablo vintage build

    This is a recent vintage build - 1997 Judy SL with Englund Air cartridges, powder coated black, roughly as light as an SID. It all started because I've been riding rigid Bridgestones for years and shoulder tendonitis made me want some suspension.

    Got the frame on ebay for $15! Sweet supple steel ride. I LOVE this bike. Whole project cost me $350 as I had the wheels and some parts kicking around. Did I mention I love this bike?
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    My Inbred in 120mm fork mode. Doesn't quite feel right at 120mm but I'm thinking of swapping over the frame to a 456 for some more "burlyness" and to make it feel right. Just can't decide on what size of frame!!!!!!
    Hardtail - A bike that is ridden by people who know how to pick lines, rather than plow through stuff.

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    Nice!

    My Pereira from this morning's ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    Nice!

    My Pereira from this morning's ride.
    sweet bike

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    Thanks!

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    sweet bike

    Thanks! Tony did an awesome job on it.

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    My Vicious Groover, steel frame. I've upgraded to a 2-1/4 stroke shock to give the full 4" travel in the rear. It's basically Titus Racer X geometry and swing arm, with the excption of the bent top tube.
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    Awesome rigs so far. Keep em coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob
    Nothin' fancy
    Cool. What year is that WTB?

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    Great thread. Some recent upgrades on the Option 3:


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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    Cool. What year is that WTB?
    1995
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    more steel sycip bikes
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    Dude your Sycips are solid as hell. My bro has a black Unleaded we built up together with the older style stickers. Great frame I stole on ebay for ~$200 bucks. Northern Cali represented well in this thread.

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    a couple more steel ones of mine

    Already posted my IF here's my Sycip Diesel and Vicious 29er. No longer have the Vicious but I'll post it anyway. I could look at steel bikes all day. Sycips, IFs, Soulcrafts......keep 'em comin'




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    more sycip steelies...
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    I am diggin these bikes. Can you tell me a little bit about the benefits/resons for the extra supports in frame and fork?
    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    Nice!

    My Pereira from this morning's ride.

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    Allright Jay-or is it Jeremy ? Now you're just showing off.

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    Tell us some more about the cross bike and the 650b Diesel. Whas that a custom 650b frame or did the wheels fit into a stock Diesel?

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    heres my dekerf uk limited..........reynolds 631





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    Oh my sweet Jenna....




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    And the next horse in the barn.... due here any day now......


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    My Wily. This was taken March '09 in Fruita.


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    2soulscycles. Last winter.

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    Now sporting a salsa steel fork until I get my DT Swiss XMC 80...

    Edit: Fork has been installed... love it so far. (2 rides in)
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    Here's my 2007 Ted Wojcik and 1992 Fat Chance Yo Eddy that I sold this year.







    And of course, my favorite of them all, my 1994 Rhygin Ra, which is currently with Chris Igleheart for a single speed conversion and traditional New England segmented fork.


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    Thanks,

    In all honesty, it is a bit of a vanity frame. Tony does a fantastic job on the frame and the ride quality is second to none, but I believe that is more a tribute to Tony's abilities than the style of frame itself. For example, the geometry is perfectly tuned and the rear triangle is sculpted and compliant without being a noodle. So he can create a unique frame with vintage appeal that has exceptional characteristics.


    That said, I do believe that there are some advantages to the truss style fork. To begin he builds the fork with the blades are thinner than what you would expect from a typical MTB fork and have a more extreme bend. By themselves, they would probably be too flexy. Tensioning them with the truss creates a completely different feel by providing just the right amount of compliance. Pair that with Tony's expertise that went into the frame and you have one unbelieveable ride in a rigid mountain bike.

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    Here's my VooDoo Dambala...



    Sold it and went with a Ti Zaka, but come February, I'll be trading up to this:


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    Quote Originally Posted by misterdangerpants

    Love the paint job on that Rhygin!

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    Ferrous

    great improvement over my 1fg
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    I really find Steel Frame gorgeous with clean lines. The fat allu tubes kind of take away the beauty of geometry. Their almost like old muscle cars timeless Keep making them
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    Love the paint job on that Rhygin!
    Thanks! It's currently up at Chris Igleheart's shop stripped down to the frame awaiting horizontal dropouts and a traditional New England segmented fork. I'm debating keeping this paint scheme once I get it back, though have an affinity for the Fat Chance Team Violet!

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    John Henry

    Pic is a bit dated from summer but I looove my siren..
    Taking it to the 24 hours in the old pueblo next month!
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    Here is my 02 IF Deluxe. Its been a single speed since 04. Set up just like this. I really need to get some new tires for it and perhaps a new shock!
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    Quote Originally Posted by shanem
    Tell us some more about the cross bike and the 650b Diesel. Whas that a custom 650b frame or did the wheels fit into a stock Diesel?
    the crossbike is a single speed custom with carbon painted forks, stainless top tube

    the 650b is a 650b single speed frame

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    '07 Zion 737
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    I'm loving mine. Built up on the cheap and re-used some of the parts off my old '97 Ibis Alibi.

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    sorry wrong post
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    Just got this built by Greg Gardner down in San Jose

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    I'm surprised to see some Brooks leather saddles here (JTKKZ and moishlashen).
    How do you like them? They were really heavy last time I checked.

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    Very nice. I love the lines of Steve's frames. There's something about a curved top tube and how its arc continues through the seatstays that I find aesthetically pleasing.
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    The definitive thread about neat steel mountain bikes wouldn't be complete without at least one Breezer. Here's mine, a Breezer Lightning from 2000, the last year this series was produced.

    I started with an almost-NOS $150 Craigslist frame, and built it up with a $15 eBay NOS Spinner fork, 110-gram Alpha Q carbon bars, a pair of NOS 1996 Avid CNC levers and Avid V-brakes, an NOS Avid SAAGO stem, an NOS Dura-Ace 118mm bottom bracket, a pair of $20 eBay Dura-Ace 175mm cranks that I filed the scratches out of and then sanded and polished, a 39-tooth Ritchey chainring that came with the cranks, aluminum single chainring bolts, a Dura-Ace chain, an American Classic 12-25 aluminum cassette, a Ritchey WCS headset and seatpost, and a pair of 2.2-inch Continental Race King Supersonic 470-gram tires on Mavic 717 rims. Set up this way, it's very responsive, and it weighs in at just under 21 pounds.

    Since riding a fully-rigid bike like this calls for more finesse and time spent out of the saddle, it gives you a good workout. After a fast blast through some hilly trails, you feel like you just did something.



    There's good news for Breezer fans. Here's one of the new 2010 Breezer Lightning Team bikes, which are built with Breezer D-Fusion custom butted Reynolds 753 cromoly. They're described on this page on the Breezer site.

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    Steel frame and fork on this puppy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadsters

    The definitive thread about neat steel mountain bikes wouldn't be complete without at least one Breezer. Here's mine, a Breezer Lightning from 2000, the last year this series was produced....

    There's good news for Breezer fans. Here's one of the new 2010 Breezer Lightning Team bikes, which are built with Breezer D-Fusion custom butted Reynolds 753 cromoly.
    Lovely bike !
    As for the 2010 model, that down tube ....

    Anyway, mine is a semi-retro mix, and a lot of fun .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perlman
    As for the 2010 model, that down tube ....
    Yeah, and the seatstay is curved too. Breezer is a classic bike, classic paint, classic style, so I don't know if I like the new fangled curvy stuff.

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    Here are my two steel Voodoo's
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    Here is my new steel. Built from spare parts and few new ones. 16in Gary fisher Ferrous. I have a Brooks B17 on the way for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MMcG
    Steel frame and fork on this puppy!

    Very cool bike, who makes the frame.

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    Here's my IF. It's convinced me to get a steel road bike too.

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    Heres my Cotic Soul. Very much loving the HT steel thing at the moment...





    Some nice bikes up there ^^^^^^

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    My second True Fab. A 5.5x5 Steel FS.




    My first from TF:



    My newest addition is a custom modified Voodoo Wazoo CX/commuter.

    I heart steel (and ti)

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    Todd builds an awesome frame
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    Quote Originally Posted by illini
    Very cool bike, who makes the frame.
    Forty Four Bikes.

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    and no Swifts???
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    yangpei: nice to see another Cotic posted...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Perlman
    Lovely bike !
    As for the 2010 model, that down tube ....

    Anyway, mine is a semi-retro mix, and a lot of fun .
    Really cool vintage Breezer, Perlman! Love the Maguras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    I'm surprised to see some Brooks leather saddles here (JTKKZ and moishlashen).
    How do you like them? They were really heavy last time I checked.
    Heavy but comfortable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcstumpy
    and no Swifts???
    Here is mine.


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    My buddy's Dialled Alpine with carbon Lefty Max




    With our other buddy's Dialled Prince Albert

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    Steelman Manzanita


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pink57


    Crank is fixed!
    Curious to the advantage of the way rr disc is mounted. Are we going to see more of this setup on frames now or has this been around?
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    I think with a dropout with horizontal slot, it would be preferable to have the reaction force of braking to be vertical, not horizontally trying to push the wheel out of the dropout?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMac47
    Curious to the advantage of the way rr disc is mounted. Are we going to see more of this setup on frames now or has this been around?
    Brant did the same thing on his Ragley designs too, with vertical dropouts. There are others out there. At least, that directs braking forces more to the chain stays, allowing lighter and/or more flexible seat stays. Looks cool too, if your brake allows routing the line/hose in a neat way from that position.

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    it's featured on the new breezer's too.
    it's neat, and it makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    I think with a dropout with horizontal slot, it would be preferable to have the reaction force of braking to be vertical, not horizontally trying to push the wheel out of the dropout?
    Yes - that's why I used that position on the on-one frames I designed, and when I left on-one to start Ragley, I used the same position with a vertical dropout to let me use lighter gauge seatstays to save weight (and possibly add compliance, if such a thing actually exists within seat stays).

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    Vintage Steel!


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    Quote Originally Posted by xced
    it's featured on the new breezer's too.
    it's neat, and it makes sense.
    I think I saw it on a prototype (?) Ventana. Not sure.
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shanem
    Already posted my IF here's my Sycip Diesel and Vicious 29er. No longer have the Vicious but I'll post it anyway. I could look at steel bikes all day. Sycips, IFs, Soulcrafts......keep 'em comin'



    I really like the Vicious Cycles frame,I went to the site to check them out and it struck me...I think the guy that runs it is a big T.Rex fan .

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    Here's my new to me Soulcraft. Got the frame used of ebay from a guy in the UK. It was in great shape and I got a great deal. This bike is by far the best steel frame I've ever ridden. I felt comfortable and at home immediately on it. Here's the run down of the build and a pic.

    Soulcraft Option 3 frame
    Vicious Cycles rigid fork
    Chris King headset
    Truvativ Stylo World Cup stem and bars
    ODI Intense lock on grips
    Thomson seatpost
    Fizik Nisene HP saddle
    Chris King 36 hole single speed hubs
    Mavic X717 rims
    WTB Wolverine 26x2.2 tires
    XTR short cage rear derailleur
    XTR shifters
    XTR disc brakes
    SLX double front derailleur
    XT modified 6speed cassette 17-34
    White Industries Eno cranks
    White Industries VBC chainrings 38-28
    White Industries bottom bracket
    SRAM PC991 hollow pin chain

    The 12 speed set up is perfect for the riding I do. I sometime wish for something a bit smaller than the 17 out back but 90% of the time its perfect. Next time I'll also opt for a 32 tooth big cog on the cassette as the 28-34 isn't quite necessary.
    Only other change I would like to make but probably won't is a DT Swiss single speed hubset. But that's mostly because I prefer centerlock rotors. Plus I think I may be able to slip one more gear on the DT Swiss hub because it has a traditional style lockring and not the style that goes over the cassette like Chris King's. I do enjoy the engagement of the King hub though.
    I tried an XTR front derailleur initially but I couldn't mount it low enough over the chainrings without hitting the chainstay. Doug at White Industries recommended the SLX double front derailleur as it has a shorter cage. It works flawlessly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by xced
    why the offset cranks?

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    offset? not sure what you mean

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    I just wish there was more clearance for the BB7 I have a few frame savers around the area to prevent all the rubbing from the cables.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    HAWT!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Ryder
    HAWT!

    It needs a flat bar. I cannot decide on color... Gold?
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    Yes, gold.

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    Maybe green?
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    Nice bikes. Mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    It needs a flat bar. I cannot decide on color... Gold?
    Quote Originally Posted by smilinsteve
    Yes, gold.
    Yes...


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    It adds a nice touch. It really makes a difference, comparing to pictures with your old bar. Good choice.
    Those bars are 800mm aren't they? Did you keep it at full width?

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    I cut it down to about 720 mm. 800 felt like a bit too much, even with the shorter stem...

    I did give the green some thought but the shop didn't have it in stock and the rest of the colors didn't really appeal to me for this bike.

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    Here's my two steel rigs


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