older steel frame

Discussion in 'Bike buying advice' started by rparedes, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. rparedes

    rparedes New Member

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    I'm looking at buying an older steel road frame for a "everyday beater" fun commuter project. What would the be brands/manufacturers I should focus on? or rather what should I stay away from?
     
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  2. Scotty_Dog

    Scotty_Dog New Member

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    That's a very broad request. I don't exactly know what you mean by "older", but I"ll start with one of the oldest manufacturers you could pursue: Bianchi.
     
  3. oldbobcat

    oldbobcat Well-Known Member

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    There are many brands of British, Italian, French, Japanese, and US bikes to choose from. There's a warm place in my heart for old Univegas, and my head perks up whenever see some of the old offbeat Euro brands--Mercier, Bottechia, Falcon, Bertin, Follis, Frejus, Cilo, LeJeune, and so on. In my opinion, down-market Raleighs and Peugeots are overrated and tend to be overpriced.

    Find something that fits you and complements your aesthetic sense.
     
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