Re: [Classicrendezvous] custom drawn tubes

(Example: Component Manufacturers)

From: "dave bohm" <>
To: "Richard Rose" <>
Cc: <>
References: <> <> <00a301c038a8$481f0eb0$> <> <> <000d01c038de$7647b540$>
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] custom drawn tubes
Date: Wed, 18 Oct 2000 07:25:26 -0700

Hi Richard,

Yes, most companies will custom draw tubing, but the difficulty is that they require large minimums that are beyond the scope of most independent framebuilders. I think one of the other e-mail stated that Columbus does not list any of the older sets anymore and this is true. Many of the traditional sets have been officially discontinued. You can still get many of them though as Columbus still has much of it around in inventory or will keep making it as long as they have the raw material.

David Bohm

----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Rose
To: Jerry Moos
Sent: Wednesday, October 18, 2000 1:36 AM
Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Mexico vs Super (was: Colnago quality)

> Actually Jerry, I think that they (Columbus), will draw custom tubes to just
> about any builders request, as I suspect Reynolds & others will do. The
> builders on the list would know better than I... I think that "custom" is an
> important component of all the major tubing manufacturers businesses. I
> could be wrong...
> Cheers,
> Richard Rose (Toledo, Ohio)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jerry Moos <>
> To: PeterGrenader <>
> Cc: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, October 17, 2000 4:11 PM
> Subject: Re: [Classicrendezvous] Mexico vs Super (was: Colnago quality)
> > 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.
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Jerry Moos