Re: [Classicrendezvous] Mexico vs Super (was: Colnago quality)

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Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2000 16:11:51 -0400
From: Jerry Moos <>
To: PeterGrenader <>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Mexico vs Super (was: Colnago quality)
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Checking the Columbus website, the only tubesets they list with the unbutted sections of maintubes thicker than 0.5mm are Thron, Aelle and Gara, the latter two being straight gauge. The website doesn't even list SL, SLX, EL, or EL-OS. Looks like the options are very limited for building a frame from Columbus if durability is a high priority.


Jerry Moos

PeterGrenader wrote:
> Regarding latest steel offerings and people's rightful paranoia of wall
> thickness, I humbly submit the following knowning there are framebuilders
> amongst us:
> A couple of years ago, a woman racer I know had a 'not yet at high speed, not
> a prime or bell lap' women's senior cat 4 crash in a local crit. She tee boned
> another who had laid her bike down before her. My friend was on a steel Coppi
> made of Columbus Genius tubing. Not only did the frame fail, but the front end
> actually separated from the rest of the bike right at the top/down tube butts.
> Kinda weird considering they were going relatively slow.
> On closer expection, I realized that the top tube wall thickness of the Genius
> was so thin you could peel the edges with your fingers like a coke can. That
> got me right in the 'stary as hell' bone.
> respectfully submitted,
> Peeeeeeter
> (Santa Monica)