Really a test message to see how this works, but seeing how many Steelman owners are around......
It's a silver/yellow 4 yr old 57cm frame made of Reynolds 853 with the following components:Mike Prince said:Really a test message to see how this works, but seeing how many Steelman owners are around......
Even still, he pays no more than $400 for a top of the line steel tubeset and fittaments for a bike.dlbcx said:Gotta remember Brent is building everything himself. Due to the slow economy, he had to let go 2 guys who did all of the prep work for him. Plus, he had to deal with a terminal illness within his family so it has been tough for him.
Finally, the cost and the availability of steel tubing is getting scarcer; most of the demand is for aluminum tubing and the demand for steel isn't that great so the tubing mfr's are limiting their stock of steel tubing. And since Brent doesn't buy in huge quantities, like Lemond, he doesn't get the better pricing.
I have a Eurocross so I'm a little biased, I guess.