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

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

  1. MissyR

    MissyR Senior Member

    Ha ha that's my other love!
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  2. dim

    dim Guest

    Cambridge UK
    My Surly Long Haul Trucker (winter bike)

    (still need to fit my front and back pannier racks and bags, and having a Dynamo hub/lights fitted)


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  3. rideswithmoobs

    rideswithmoobs Guest

    North West
    Never seen one of them konas before. Stunning looking in that deep red colour
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  4. steve50

    steve50 Disenchanted Member

    West Yorkshire
    My twenty five year old Raleigh Pioneer, it was all original when i got it but the shifters were on their last legs and the brakes were not up to standard. So, new seven speed freewheel fitted (upgrade 18 to 21 speed), all new cables, new V-brakes and rapid fire shifters / brake combo, new saddle and mudguards, ergo handlebar grips and stubby bar ends.
    Not too shabby for a twenty five year old.
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  5. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    A nice Claud Butler Odyssey

    Fab Foodie, Trekster, afl2 and 7 others like this.
  6. uphillstruggler

    uphillstruggler Veteran

    Half way there
    Not sold it yet? Surprised by that
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  7. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    You and me both
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  8. BorderReiver

    BorderReiver Über Member

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    I got so sick of matt black carbon fibre I just had to have this. Columbus tubing and Campag Chorus groupset. Apart from the lettering it is all painted. None of the Union Jacks are transfers. Even the stem is painted. Possibly not to everybody's taste but I love it!

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  9. biggs682

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    Genesis cdf

  10. 3narf

    3narf For whom the bell dings

    I like that! Must be quite stiff; those tubes look very chunky. I suppose we're more used to seeing skinny tubes on steel bikes.

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  11. BorderReiver

    BorderReiver Über Member

    I haven't actually ridden it yet! No way I'm taking it out on gritted roads, might have to wait a few months. The tubing is, and I quote, "Columbus Spirit HSS Niobium Steel Tube Set". Which is a bit more of a mouthful, and probably a bit more advanced, than the "531c" of my youth.
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  12. steve50

    steve50 Disenchanted Member

    West Yorkshire

    It’s a special micro alloyed steel with Manganese, Chrome, Nickel, Molybdenum and Niobium. In the Columbus research and development tradition it can be considered the evolution from of the Thermacrom and Nivacrom alloy. It’s designed to provide better mechanical properties and greater resistance to atmospheric corrosion than conventional carbon steels. For every top-of-the-line and competition frames where lightness and high reliability are fundamental. Like Vanadium in Thermacrom steel, Niobium increases yield strength by precipitation hardening and acts for refinement of grain size.
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  13. RedRider

    RedRider Pulling through

    It's time to break out the champagne...
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    I came home with this 40-year-old Dutch girl tonight. A Gazelle champion mondial A-frame I believe, with the all important mudguard eyelets. I'm planning a fixed build
    bigjim, R600, MarquisMatsugae and 6 others like this.
  14. Afnug

    Afnug Everything you can imagine is real

    Posted in the Single & Fixed section but no harm putting it in here as it is steel.

  15. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    On 3 Wheels
    Nice :becool:...................................apart from the fixed plans, sorry but not a fan:thumbsdown:
    RedRider likes this.
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