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    Modern steel HT frames?

    That 'Classic HT' thread got me thinking about hardtails..which led to the question is anybody making a steel hardtail these days that is more on the XC side of the weight fence yet has a slackish head angle, like below 70deg?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pothole
    That 'Classic HT' thread got me thinking about hardtails..which led to the question is anybody making a steel hardtail these days that is more on the XC side of the weight fence yet has a slackish head angle, like below 70deg?
    Close: http://www.tetcycles.com/Frames/Moun...s_country.html

    or maybe http://www.tetcycles.com/Frames/Moun...t_touring.html

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    Put a 100mm fork on any '90s hardtail and you'll get that.

    There's plenty of builders that can build you exactly what you want for a reasonable price. Curtlo seems to have the best prices. Strong, Sycip, Soulcraft, Potts, Vicious, and McClung are my favorites (although they all run a bit more $$ than Curtlo, who does a fine job). And there are plenty of others out there...
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    Had Tom Teesdale a frame in 1988....

    Bought it from Jim at his Hyde Park shop....

    It was a 1988 Fisher Competion.....quad buted Prestige steel/w fillet brazing.....beautiful frame! Drove it into my carport in the early 90s....

    Didn't know he was still building steel frames

    The 1988 Fisher Mt. Tam (also made by Teesdale) made a number of lists as one of the best bikes of all time.....

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    I think the latest iteration of the OnOne Inbred 26'er hardtail frame is built to accept a 5" fork, giving it I think a head angle of around 69 - 70 degrees.

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    As much as I love my Inbred, I still miss my old Fatty. I think Fat Chance steel frames were and are still some of the nicest HTs if you want bike you can ride all day ride. Just wish they didn't have short top tubes but that was the fad in the day.

    The boys over in Oregon really like the Vulture frames. I have to admit if one pops up cheap it will be in the garage along with the rest of the fleet.

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    Nothing like a good Fatty...
    ...building wherever they'll let me...

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    safety meeting~

    Quote Originally Posted by Visicypher
    Nothing like a good Fatty...
    al, do we need to discuss feelings..........
    i might be going to hell in a bucket, but at least i'm enjoying the ride

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    hahaha.

    that was funny!!!
    ...building wherever they'll let me...

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