I'm thinking about getting a custom steel frame built. I know there is IF , steelman, Teesdale. Any other builders? Who makes the lightest steel frame? Biggest bang for the buck? (I know this is subjective)
Another one? Wasn't that gorgeous lugged red/white Zank yours too?team_sheepshead said:Zanconato rents space from Toby. Zanc just built my new road frame and Toby painted it. I got the best of both worlds. Pics to come.
yeah, parts are a larger % of a bike's weight than the frame is. You could definetly get a steel rig under 18lbs if you wanted to. You would just have to put little nicer ($$$) components than to get an aluminum frame under 18 lbs.danwerle said:As far as weight goes, Jeremy (Plus One Lap) can attest to this perhaps more than any of us, but much of it will determine what you hang on the frame. I know Vanilla can build a steel frame for a geared cyclo-cross bike that, when fully built up, can tip the scales at under 18 pounds. I'm confident other builders can do the same.
euro-trash said:Another one? Wasn't that gorgeous lugged red/white Zank yours too?
I have a hottubes, and love it. When I can justify another bike, my choice will be "try something new (Zank) or don't mess with success (Toby)". I know I can't go wrong either way.