For the love of steel

Show us your steel bikes. Neo, retro or brand spanking new.

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Great topic!

I inherited these four, beautiful bikes form my father. The blue De Rosa is my regular ride, but I make sure to take out the others for short spins occasionally.

2007 De Rosa Corum

De Rosa Professional SLX road (circa 1988)

De Rosa Professional SLX track (circa 1988)

Hill Cycle (circa 1978)

My dad and I on the track in Trexlertown (circa 1996)

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I kinda regret selling my Rossin but it was too big but seeing these I’m prepared to put myself on the rack to stretch out…

Not sure what the plural of Gios is but here is a track and ex Team Kelme from 1998 of Santiago Botero

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Steel…oh man, I have alot of Steel here!! Let’s start with these-

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Then I have this beauty-

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This is the only bike I have bought new as an adult. Modernized it with 10 speed components from craigslist and E-Bay - once I had STI levers on a newer bike, I couldn’t go back to downtube shifters.
Donner lake in the background.

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@ mhaldy Can we see the more of the bandit at the back please?

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Here’s my Niner RLT 9 Steel gravel bike.

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Genesis fan from the Philippines

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Been riding exclusively carbon for about the last decade and just got a Pegoretti Responsorium…needless to say I probably won’t be getting another carbon bike again :slight_smile: :slight_smile:

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Some English steel. 1957 and 1975.


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These are both mine. My Norco Search XR and Surly Big Dummy. On a dare I rode the Big Dummy on the Mawson Trail (but some knobbly tyres on it), which meant that a friend who only owned an older CX bike could ride my Norco, which I knew was Mawson ready having done it solo a month before this trip.

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Per @Keith_Heinrich 's request here are some more pics of my “Red Dawn”
A Don Walker built replica of the 1988 Masi used by Viatcheslav Ekimov.




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@mhaldy Fantastic, thanks for sharing.

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‘Perfect cone’ wheel bearings, di bah pare?

One day I’ll get around to writing this one up as a staff BotB!

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My Fairlight Secan. Steel IMO makes for the best gravel bikes
Currently on 650b wheels and 2.2in Conti Race Kings which is super fun

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I have two to declare. My road bike:

And my gravel bike:

Both Ritcheys, both lovely.

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looking good!