Rides, Old & New

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by RedHotIron, Apr 13, 2007.

  1. RedHotIron

    RedHotIron New Member

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    How much difference would be noticed in a '90 steel $600 road bike & a current steel bike of comparable price ( price adjusted for inflation).?
     
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  2. Scotty_Dog

    Scotty_Dog New Member

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    That's one hell of a general question. What type of units would you like the "difference" measured in?

    Quality steel frames have not changed much since '90, but components have improved quite a bit.
     
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    alienator Well-Known Member

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    Well, actually the correct units are dimensionless, and the answer is that the difference between the old bike and the new bike is 7, unless you ride on a windy day, in which case the difference can be as little as 3.8.
     
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    ROTFL. Excellent Alienator. :D
     
  5. RedHotIron

    RedHotIron New Member

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    In fact i've seen this discussion on other forums, so i don't think it's as abstruse or comical as it's being made to sound here. It's like discussing the difference between an aluminum bike & steel bike, for example.
     
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    rwinthenorth New Member

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    Very true. I ride only steel. Not much difference in quality, or ride, all good IMO, but oh the components! Curious, what were you thinking about buying for $600.00 new? I don't see much out there with "good components" for that price.
     
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