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Rapha talks to 13 Steel bike frame builders

NervexProfNervexProf Posts: 4,202
edited May 2009 in Road general
Had an interesting hour or so browsing here:
http://www.rapha.cc/continental/index.p ... page%3d538

13 builders, with workshop views and an example of a Rapha Continental built up.

My preference, the Richard Sachs...and your's is ?
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    The Sachs and the IF. Like the geometry.
  • acorn_useracorn_user Posts: 1,137
    I love looking at the Continental bikes. I think they must be a new batch because I don't recall having seen Jeff Lyon on the list before. I think the Circle A, Bilenky and Lyon bikes are my favourites. I typically really like Ira Ryan and Richard Sachs bikes too.

    I wonder which UK builders they would choose if they were to replicate it over here... I'm thinking of getting a really good riding custom and am battling the ueber mystique of some of the US builders vs the moderate price of people like JF Wilson and Woodrup.....
  • mrushtonmrushton Posts: 5,182
    Have a look at www.thewashingmachinepost.net on the bike scene in portland,Oregon. Some stunning bicycles. here we are lusting for carbon and the real builders are working in steel.
    M.Rushton
  • fossyantfossyant Posts: 2,549
    Now't wrong with 953............. or even my old Columbus SLX - the paint job is something to see..........
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