7 thoughts on “The Molybdenum Mambo

  1. This is a fascinating post ~ my racing bike in the 90s was a Fuji Featherlite, chromoly frame. How I wished I could have afforded an aluminum 🙂 Gotta say, though, Laurie easily steals the show 🙂

    • Hi Randall. My racing bikes had chromoly frames until I went to titanium in the early 90’s. I still have an old time-trial frame hanging in the shed that’s 4130 chromoly.

      • 4130 Chromoly, this is a great trip down memory lane. My featherlite was 4130 Chromoly back then, they are aluminum now. Titanium, very nice – would have given almost everything to ride one of those back then. In 89-90, I was debating joining an acquaintance of mine in Ashland, OR who built custom frames and ran a workshop…was deep into my windsurfing/skiing and cycling phase. Difficult to get out of debt with such hobbies and work 🙂 Funny how life has other ideas.

      • I had a made to measure Dean Titanium racing bike. I put over 150,000 miles on that bike in the 20 years I rode it. After I decided to stop riding, I sold it to a friend after his bike got totaled when his carbon fork broke on him during a ride. Apparently the crash was not pretty.

      • Wow, quality and commitment…not a better combination. A Dean, yes, I should have known.

        A broken carbon fiber fork during a ride, ouch!!!

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