Indy Fab Club Racer - steel or Ti?
Leaning towards steel over Ti, though I don't want to regret the decision.
Have a few more days decide before I sign off on the proposal and pay the deposit.
If $ were not an option and the bike is likely to be ridden in Seattle and New England, mostly flat, some hills, 20-30 mile rides, and supple ride comfort being a priority, what would you choose? Is there a big difference in weight?
Any comments, recommendations greatly appreciated!
Last edited by breckend; 09-03-2012 at 12:46 PM.
For a 30 mi ride, any decent road bike will do the job just fine be it steel, Ti, or whatever. Most high end modern steel frames can be made to be pretty light, matching most straigh gauge Ti frames. Why did you choose IF? IF uses cheesy 10c aluminum rivets for bottle mounts, which I find it to be unacceptable for a custom frame. If you go with a metal frame, make sure those water bottle mounts are either brazed or welded for reliability and longevity. Good luck!