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Show us your steel.....its real...

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by Cooperman, 24 Sep 2008.

  1. Cooperman

    Cooperman New Member

    London, UK
    Anyone out there keen on steel .......

    Here is a Ron Cooper hand built frame (sadky with incorrect decals...)

    To kick off with .......send in your photos and thoughts on steel is real
  2. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    very smart, I certinaly like my Fratello after various Alu rides

    you might not like mine though, guards, rack, sundry lights etc etc
  3. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Now that is a luvverly looking bike. The decals look perfect though, what's wrong with them? I love that strawberry and custard yellow colour scheme. How does it ride? When was it built?
  4. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Here'a an old steel Basso converted to a single-speed bike. I keep it in the midlands for riding around the undulating lanes north of Coventry on my frequent trips back there. I scrounged the frame. forks and wheels off a mate who has emigrated (on condition that he can have them back if he ever comes home). Most of the other bits came from my junk box. It only cost me £25 for cables, bar tape and tubes :tongue:!

  5. jasper

    jasper Senior Member

  6. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Here be my fixed. Dunno who made the frame, gives a nice smooth ride, and i love riding it:biggrin:
  7. jasper

    jasper Senior Member

    Nice bike stand Joe....I bet it weighs a bit in the jersey pocket....
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  8. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    I carried that around for miles looking for the right place to take that picture. Slowed me down abit;)
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  9. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    Joe - isn't your chain a bit slack? I found that the chain on my s/s kept coming off unless I kept it really tight. I'd dread that happening if I was bombing along on a fixed wheel bike :rolleyes:!
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  10. rich p

    rich p ridiculous old lush

    Here's my steel bike, an old Galaxy, better than throwing it away

  11. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Its been slacker:eek:
    I have a non-round chainring, which is a bitch. Its bad aswell, but it hasnt come off yet, i think its been close when i let it go really slack once, but no real problems with it like that. Working pretty well at the moment
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  12. here's my bit o' steel:


  13. Nick G

    Nick G New Member

    I have 3 bikes, all steel. This is the one I use the most - I love it. It's also the oldest by a long way; c.1980. I'm thinking of treating it to some flashy bar tape or maybe even a respray, but I also want to preserve it so I'm torn. I'll probably remove the rear brake some time as I don't use it.

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  14. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    3 Steel here......

    Frank Herety.... SLX / Dura Ace 7400

    Ribble 653 and Ultegra

    And the Daily Ride - Tange and Deore LX(aka carbon road bike scarer)
  15. groucho

    groucho New Member

    My steel pub bike, single speed, awaiting respray and fixing!