What Steel Hardtail?
i want a frame. i can't decide between the same frames that everyone else has or something really hard to get hold of from overseas at a premium price? or something more expensive than the amstrad (pile em high sell em cheap)frames or something with a green and yellow sticker on?
tell me how much you love yours and how it's so much better downhill than your unused expensive boutique full-suss, and how you are faster than your friends on expensive imported exclusive multi pivot frames.
praise the designer for doing such amazing work and be so gushingly sycophantic that a small amount of bile is produced by those who don't get 'steel is real'.
fill your boots, it's been a few days since a steel hardtail thread.Posted 7 years agowwaswasSubscriber
I recently got a Gary Fisher Ferrous frame off the classifieds.
Compared with my other steel frame (Inbred) I'd say it was 'better' but the back end is probably a bit stiffer.
I don't have the both built the same so there's obviously variation due to kit and not frame.Posted 7 years agosoobaliasMember
no Ti is just a 'ive more money than sense option'
steel is for them that like to say they cant afford anything more, but still want the best
(EDIT: ignoring an identical geometry Ally frame thats cheaper and lighter and wont rust)
Ti has schmexy welds Steel has three digit numbers and ping/zingPosted 7 years agoHeathenWoodsMember
Hmm, it all depends. Is sir going to singlespeed it? Bottle opener dropouts are de rigeur and remember to praise the importer of over-priced handcrafted coggery for being so wonderfully charitable as to make these glories of Creation available for sale. Or perhaps sir would prefer a Rohloff? If we dig far enough I suspect we may discover new depths of nichery and perceived exclusivity. Or that, possibly, there is no limit to it at all….Posted 7 years agodonksMember
Kinesis Deacde, just put mine together yesterday after riding an on one 456 (singlespeed converted) for a year….while the afore mentioned full susser sat gathering dust in the garage. loving it so far, and it's singlespeed/geared as you wish. £275 for the frame's not bad either.Posted 7 years agosam rMember
Voodoo Bizango 853Posted 7 years ago
bought from spicy lingerie seller from Taiwan off eBay 😯
replaced a '94 RM Blizzard, a bike I loved.
Build quality not as neat as the RM, but easily on par with Cotic. Has nice cowled Breezer dropouts if you care about that sort of thing. I chose it over the 4130 Wanga as I didn't want the fugly & heavy, slidey dropouts.
It is simply awesome on singletrack, climbs excellently and handles brutal local peak district rockery. On the latter, with the rebas, std QR & no frame gussets you can feel the front triangle yaw & twist a little. I don't think this is necessarily a flaw. Think compliance rather than outright flex. A 456 is no doubt stiffer in this respect. A 456 is probably 1.5lbs heavier too. Horses for roundabouts. Or something. Whatever, I like it a lot.
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