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Gunnar Roadie Road Bike (Handcrafted in Waterford, Wisconsin, USA) - $900 (Baltimore)

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bicycle frame material: steel
bicycle type: road
brake type: caliper
condition: excellent
electric assist: none
frame size: 62 cm
handlebar type: drop
make / manufacturer: Gunnar
model name / number: Roadie
suspension: none (rigid)
wheel size: 700C

The Gunnar Roadie is bred for speed and total performance, yet it represents a common-sense approach to performance design:
-Nice, tight handling with responsive steering.
-An efficient fit for road racing.
-A tubeset that exploits the advances in steel technology while retaining great road feel, efficient pedaling, solid sprinting and confident descending.
Gunnar honed the design down to everything that helps you go faster.

The Gunnar Roadie is like Hot Wheels for grown-ups, bred for speed and performance. While most road bike makers compromise durability, ride quality, fit, and even stiffness just to save the almighty gram, the Roadie has a common-sense design approach. It has nice, tight handling, responsive steering, an efficient fit, and a tubeset that exploits the advances in steel technology while retaining road feel, efficient pedaling, solid sprinting, and confident descending.

The Gunnar Roadie – it’s bred for speed and total performance. Since the beginning of time – at least bicycle time – bike makers have made weight savings the holy grail of road bike design. Hence the onslaught of materials such as aluminum, titanium and carbon fiber. Too often, these designs represent compromises on other fronts – durability, ride quality, rider fit and even pedaling efficiency – all to save the almighty gram. The Roadie represents a common-sense approach to performance design: Nice, tight handling with responsive steering. An efficient fit for road racing. A tubeset that exploits the advances in steel technology while retaining great road feel, efficient pedaling, solid sprinting and confident descending. They’ve honed the design down to everything that helps you go faster.

Handmade in the USA. If there is one thing to get a discerning cyclist's attention, those words on the chainstay do it every time. You can keep your fancy Italian brands -- these days it's the stars and stripes flag next to the frame builder's name that conjures up romantic notions of a cottage industry that refuses to die.

You may not have heard of Gunnar -- they're handmade by Waterford Precision Cycles in Wisconsin -- but they typify the appeal of the modern steel frame. Gunnar Crosshairs frame, which is built using TIG welded OS2 tubes, favored among custom builders for its strength due to heat treatment and air hardening.

Double-butting keeps the weight down and Waterford makes a point of also using OS2, rather than cheaper chromoly tubes, for the chainstays and seatstays forming the rear triangle. Nice touches include stainless steel dropouts that don't rust.

A Gunnar frame sits between a bespoke custom build and a factory-made chromoly steel frame. A top carbon frame might weigh two pounds less than the Roadie, but steel matches carbon for ride quality and sheer toughness. Ride into the side of a big solid object -- like a car, for instance -- and all you are likely to do is bend the front wheel rim. Who knows how a carbon frame would have held up to a front-end shunt? Even the smallest crack in the frame would spell an expensive write-off. If you are looking for reasons to buy steel, you've got a big one right there.

This steel frame is hand built in Wisconsin and much admired. Below is the link for more information

http://gunnarbikes.com/site/bikes/roadie/

This custom built bike is in excellent condition and fully tuned up, ready to ride. I am asking just 900 or best offer.

Frame: Roadie OS2 FrameS (handcrafted in Waterford, Wisconsin)
Fork: Profile Design BRC carbon fork
Front derailleur: Shimano 105
Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Cranks: Shimano Ultegra
Brakes: Shimano 105
Tires: Bontrager R2 Plus 700x23c
Wheels: Bontrager Select
Shifters/breaks/hoods: Shimano Flightdeck
Handlebars: 3T Forma 2 handlebars (Made in Italy)
Stem: Bontrager Sport
Headset: Cane Creek S2
Seatpost: Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon
Saddle: Bontrager Race Lite (Brand new)

  • do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers

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