Re: [CR]Question re: French Excel tubing...

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Subject: Re: [CR]Question re: French Excel tubing...
From: "Hilary Stone" <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <006b01c29d73$8f14cc60$dabcd018@columbus.rr.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Dec 2002 22:24:21 +0000

I remember the early top end Lemonds c1991-2 were made from Excel. In England quite a few broke - this may have been more down to the framebuilding than the tubing, they were built in Italy and the mitreing I remember was quite dodgy.

Hilary Stone, Bristol, England

Dale wrote:>
>> Has anyone ever seen an "identity" tubing decal for the Excel tubing? That
> is
>> the tubing used in the original Masi Volumetrics I think (slightly out of
> our
>> time frame but somehow fitting?) as well as in other mostly specialty
> bikes.
>> I never saw Excel used in production applications. There were a few
> Giordana
>> (Bellato made) frames using Excel and Gita was the "exclusive importer"
> which
>> meant next to nothing market wise.. They still have a bunch of that tubing
>> sitting down there (Not cheap though!) Supposed to be super trick
> tubing....
>> Comments?
>> Jon Schaer wrote:>
> I have a friend that has a GT road bike made of Excel tubing (I think it is
> Podium). Nicely fillet brazed, and quite light. Doubt it was in production
> volume. Didn't Lemond (pre-Trek) have some Excel bikes?