Re: [CR] are you a real CR rider?


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From: "brianbaylis@juno.com" <brianbaylis@juno.com>
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 21:57:02 +0000
To: <ogreer@bellsouth.net>
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] are you a real CR rider?


Dickey,

I would be one of those who is true to steel. I've never ridden an AL or CF bike. When Ti first came in I had a friend build me a custom Ti fram e to my specifications. It was a OK bike but it didn't do anything to co nvince me that anything is superior OVERALL than lugged steel. I sold th e bike. Each material has it's place and can do the job; just not at my place. We all have different needs and tastes. Mine still includes lugge d steel only; that being around 75 bikes.

About to use a Kaisei 8630 tubeset available from United Bicycle Institu te for my next personal road frame. I expect it will make a great frame and I will have another choice of acceptable frame material to offer my clients.

Brian Baylis
La Mesa, CA


-- Dickey wrote:


All the talk about CF, Alum, and TI bikes, being as good, better, or old

fashioned or who ever else, got me thinking( look-out).

I'm 62 yrs and still ride, always do every bit of my own work on bikes.

I love to get my hands greasy as much or more then riding. So here's the catch! I have never swung a leg over anything but standard

size real steel. When I see a CF bike it's like I glanced at a 1997

Nissian! No reaction what so ever. When I see lugs it's like seeing a 32

Ford coupe with a chromed out 350. Is there anyone else who has been totally faithful to steel?

Dickey Greer
West Monroe,La USA