One of the big questions always asked is why would I want to use steel to build frames instead of aluminum, titanium, carbon fiber, bamboo, swizzle sticks, etc?
The answer is really quite simple, no material can match the ride quality, durability and life cycle of good quality steel. The days of "gas line" steel are gone. Most folks remember their old Schwinn being steel and it was heavy and clunky. Nowadays steel can be as light, if not lighter, than the other sexy or exotic materials you see splashed across the pages of your cycling magazine.
Let's explore each of these items one by one.