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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:30 pm 
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I’m not bagging on anyone’s preferences. I just think it’s more about the whole package than just the frame material.
Used to run a couple of flat bar roadies and I do recall the aluminum being more harsh than the steel on the bumpy stuff. A pair of 700c on the aluminum bike made them about equal. Tires have always been my equalizer of choice

Hawg seems happy with steel. Guy rides more than I do so must be something there


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 9:44 pm 
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Hey Mini, don't take it all so serious. :D

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MiniTrail wrote:
I’m not bagging on anyone’s preferences. I just think it’s more about the whole package than just the frame material.
Used to run a couple of flat bar roadies and I do recall the aluminum being more harsh than the steel on the bumpy stuff. A pair of 700c on the aluminum bike made them about equal. Tires have always been my equalizer of choice

Hawg seems happy with steel. Guy rides more than I do so must be something there


I'm happy with steel because of the ride quality. I am arthritic so cushion of some degree is important to me. Steel gives sooner than aluminum so there is some cushion, comparatively. But this is hard tails we are talking about.

I like to stand up and HAMMERRR and I prefer the pedaling efficiency and connection to the terrain of a hard tail any day but it also beats the shit out of me so I can only handle riding it for a short series of times before it goes back to bed. The real cushion is in my full suspension rig but it's heavier and pedaling efficiency goes out the door compared to the hard tail. My FS rig is truly a flying-magic-carpet. My arthritic joints love that bike!

The pros and cons of HT vs FS...

My HT is also a high end Shimano build. XTR/XT. Plus, Fox Kasima, Easton CF handlebar, ESI grips, Hope Pro 4 hubs, Raceface Arc 27 rims. Yep, it's a badass.


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Anybody remember the AerMet steel and (the entire one or two) Beryllium frames?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:13 am 
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Kronk wrote:
Anybody remember the AerMet steel and (the entire one or two) Beryllium frames?


I sure don't. Any literature of them to share?


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:21 am 
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Magura wrote:
Hey Mini, don't take it all so serious. :D

Magura :)


Never. Just mindless internet babble. If I’m going to get pissy it’ll be about you not posting your bike for another week :-P


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MiniTrail wrote:
Magura wrote:
Hey Mini, don't take it all so serious. :D

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Never. Just mindless internet babble. If I’m going to get pissy it’ll be about you not posting your bike for another week :-P


https://www.dmi.dk/lokation/show/DK/2610319/Viborg/

I have decided that next time I'm at home, and the sun is shining, it's Friday no matter what day it is!


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 12:28 am 
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Kronk wrote:
Anybody remember the AerMet steel and (the entire one or two) Beryllium frames?


And the metal composite matirix frame....


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This is all great..yada...yada...yada but all I ask is please don’t use the 20 some year old description of “Steel is Real” anymore. :clap:


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Aluminum is real!

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I'd rather be saying Titanium is Terrific, but I don't make enough money, so I will stick with Steel is Real.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:48 pm 
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Magura wrote:
Aluminum is real!

Magura :D


Ti got me through this

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And when you come back up to speed the tires do this
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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
This is all great..yada...yada...yada but all I ask is please don’t use the 20 some year old description of “Steel is Real” anymore. :clap:



Steel is Real is a forever meme, whatever those are....

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Some “real” hand welded in the USA aluminum got me through this.


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So today is as blue as it gets sky wise. Not a could to be found and a perfect 60° with hero dirt moisture. I’m working and can’t take advantage if it. Tomorrow a FOOT snow predicted. Gotta love Colorado for those extremes.


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
So today is as blue as it gets sky wise. Not a could to be found and a perfect 60° with hero dirt moisture. I’m working and can’t take advantage if it. Tomorrow a FOOT snow predicted. Gotta love Colorado for those extremes.


Well, if you live where that sort of thing happens, then eventually it's going to happen.

Down here it might drop down to 45F at 3am. BURRRR! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:55 pm 
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Lightweight.............. :P

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Another great ride today. A friend of mine and I got another friend back on his bike this morning after a short hiatus. I rode from home and met the guys at the dirt. We did the Brown Mtn/El Prieto ride together.

24.98 miles
2556'
9.1mph av
35.6F min temp
1637 calories

11 of those miles were on pavement to and from the meeting place. Gorgeous day today, very blue skies and I could see at least 40 miles out to sea today from up on the mountain where we were 20 miles inland.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:30 am 
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Hawgzilla wrote:
Kronk wrote:
Anybody remember the AerMet steel and (the entire one or two) Beryllium frames?


I sure don't. Any literature of them to share?


A couple for AerMet, not a lot about Berylium aside from the frame cost $26,000 back in the mid 1990's.
The Strong info page has both a ways down on it http://www.strongframes.com/more/metatl ... l-chapter/

http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/aermet/index.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aermet

I intend to get a ride in Monday morning if I can get out of bed early enough. Has been a few weeks since my last ride.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:58 am 
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Ride on everyone.............. 8-)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:13 am 
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Kronk wrote:

A couple for AerMet, not a lot about Berylium aside from the frame cost $26,000 back in the mid 1990's.
The Strong info page has both a ways down on it http://www.strongframes.com/more/metatl ... l-chapter/

http://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/aermet/index.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aermet

I intend to get a ride in Monday morning if I can get out of bed early enough. Has been a few weeks since my last ride.


Crap ton of info there. I feel lucky my wallet makes the final tech decision. Filters a lot of that out quickly


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Black Friday/White Snow! :D

Let the shoppers below spend their money to keep the economy strong. I rode up to the local snow instead!

13.86 miles
2953' gain
1302 calories
35.6 degrees low temp

I started seeing consistent snow at about 3900' and the top of the mountain was 5100'. Great ride, lots of peeps out having fun in the snow along the way and quite a few fellow riders out in it too. 8-)

I HOPE THAT EVERYONE HAD A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING!!!


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Hawg.........awesome..... 8-) . Turkey day was quiet, but it was also my grandson's 5th birthday. It was cold this morning - 29 degrees on my deck. A foot of rain is coming by next Tuesday. No riding for a while.

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norton55 wrote:
Hawg.........awesome..... 8-) . Turkey day was quiet, but it was also my grandson's 5th birthday. It was cold this morning - 29 degrees on my deck. A foot of rain is coming by next Tuesday. No riding for a while.

We're gonna get some of that rain down here too, but they keep adjusting the forecast as to when and how much.


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Looks like you Low-Cal guys are off to a good start on the rainy season. Our local morning weather guy is an avid mountain biker and gives a good forecast both for us and down south. Stay dry......... ;)

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Great stuff sir


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Thumbs up Hawglet. Hope all had a Happy Thanksgiving.

We got dumped on with 2-4’ in a 24 hour period from Monday to Tuesday. Giving way to winter wonderland on Wednesday with blue skies.


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Love it. 8-)

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More great stuff! We're supposed to get some flakes tomorrow. Temps drop to the low 20s tonight should firm things up for a morning canal bed wander


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DIRTJUNKIE wrote:
Thumbs up Hawglet. Hope all had a Happy Thanksgiving.

We got dumped on with 2-4’ in a 24 hour period from Monday to Tuesday. Giving way to winter wonderland on Wednesday with blue skies.


Wow, that picture is unreal, and All American.


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