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Old 09-17-2020, 10:21 AM
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Is this steel real?

https://www.ahssinsights.org/news/in...hss-road-bike/

https://steelworks.bike/

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Old 09-17-2020, 10:35 AM
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https://www.ahssinsights.org/news/in...hss-road-bike/

https://steelworks.bike/

Sorry if this has already been brought up on the Forum.
$7000 or so with mid level group...yowser....
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Old 09-17-2020, 10:37 AM
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They better win the tour with it at that price. It is pretty cool forming however.
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Old 09-17-2020, 10:45 AM
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interesting concept.i love steel bikes but that thing is just ugly
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:00 AM
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Thyssen-Krupp, famous for artillery, U-boats and elevators*.

Now make bicycles ?

I guess the market for equipping Bond villains has slowed down.

*Elevators are needed for the secret villain lairs.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:06 AM
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Literally had to shield my eyes when I clicked on the link.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:11 AM
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I think that is a very interesting bicycle. I don't see how it is any uglier than all the other modern ugly bicycles I think a different paint job would do a lot for this bicycle.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:18 AM
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.7mm isn't all that thin for steel frame tubes... I'd be curious on the finished frame weight. Hydroforming shapes like this isn't a new idea.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:22 AM
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Not sure why, but the stamped metal somehow reminds me of the Kirk Precisions of the 1980's.

I guess it's because its not "tubes".

Dunno why molded CF doesn't do the same. Weird.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:34 AM
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Not sure why, but the stamped metal somehow reminds me of the Kirk Precisions of the 1980's.

I guess it's because its not "tubes".

Dunno why molded CF doesn't do the same. Weird.
Well it may not be "tubes", but it is hollow like a tube. Which is very unlike the Kirk Precision was solid cast metal.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:37 AM
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IMO, not that my opinion matters much, that is one of the ugliest bikes on a long list of ugly bikes being produced these days.
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Old 09-17-2020, 11:50 AM
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Conventional wisdom is that the most important thing about a frame is that it fits the rider - if it doesn't fit the rider, it doesn't matter how wonderfully it is made.

So how come every time some miraculous new frame construction technology comes along, it is always first made in an odd geometry? This one is no exception. Firstly, it comes only in 2 sizes, both of which are large (even the "Medium" is a little on the large size). Secondly, the frames appear to have very tall stack for a performance road bike: The "Medium" has a stack of 575mm, and the "Large" has a stack of 593mm. The oddest thing though is that the front end has lower trails than most riders prefer - the "Large" has a trail of only 50mm.
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:04 PM
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Looks like a Cervelo P5, or something.

I kinda like it. It would be fun to try out a recycle cannon.
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:34 PM
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Interesting concept. Not any uglier than all the other ugly bikes these days.

PF30 bottom bracket - really?
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Old 09-17-2020, 12:35 PM
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How is this any uglier than the mass produced carbon sameness that millions ride now? Do I like the look? No. Is it uglier than your basic Trek/Cervelo/Specialized? Hardly.
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