I'm curious about your comment on the 953 chainstays. I haven't heard of any issues, and haven't had any problems with the stays on my 953 cross frame built by Bob Brown.velonomad said:Anyone have a list of US builders who are making frames with either Reynolds 953 or Columbus XCr stainless steel tubesets? Also, is XCr better than 953? I have heard there are issues with the chainstays on the 953 built frames.
Where did that come from?barbedwire said:And just because a builder hasn't yet built of out 953 or Columbus' new stainless steel XCr doesn't mean that they aren't perfectly capable of doing so.
Hiya,Scooper said:Beautiful frame, Warwick! Very nice welds.
May I ask how you feel about working with 953 and XCr compared to other steels? Are they tougher on tooling?
Looking at your website, it seems the frame you posted the photo of is XCr. Have you worked with 953?