Rivendell's Roadeo is an impressive bike even in this era of carbon wonder steeds. it's durable, versatile, comfortable and fast. I'd like to try it with tubular tires for a direct comparison with my favorite steel bikes from 30-40 years ago -- Gios, De Rosa and Tesch. Newer cyclists who have owned only carbon, aluminum or titanium frames should experience the ride of an expertly designed, handbuilt steel bike like the Roadeo. It might spark a resurgence of interest in this traditional -- and wonderful -- frame material.