I've ridden and sold/built a few when I was working at a shop in CT. They are pretty sweet rides. If you are looking for a solid frame without a lot of frills, and cheaper than most other new frame sets, the steam roller is a nice choice.
I've got one and love it. Granted, I don't have a ton of experience with track oriented frame/forks before owning it. My previous setup was a Specialized Langster. I got the frame/fork second hand, it has been very reliable and a pleasure to ride.
Its a custom build done by a friend. Pretty sure the stock build has black wheels. I'm sort of 'over' the Velocity orange wheels. Would totally trade them for a black pair of something similar (need not be deep V).
Yeah, I was initially very into the wheels, after all, they were free! I've been riding on them for over a year now and am at the point of wanting to tone down the overall look of the bike. Was considering a set of Weinmann black deep V wheels. Any idea how well they ride? Would it be a noticeable difference over the Velocity wheels?
I have had a sreamroller for the past 2 1/2 years and love it. great bike, super sturdy, never a problem......until last night. I had a good crash while ridding it and bent the down tube bad so now the front wheel wont pass under it.
I am going to give them a call. I know they have a 3 year warrenty on their frames, so we will see what they have to say.
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