One thing I always wondered... Why was the paint so much better on CArbolite 103 frames than on the 531 frames??? John A. Quigley Oklahoma City, OK Jerry & Liz Moos <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:"Carbolite" tubing appeared in mid-80's Peugeot catalogs. Not carbon fibre, but cheap gas-pipe tubing on low end models. The "Carbo" was probably for carbon steel and the "lite" was wishful thinking. Frames using this tubing may be OK beaters but not collectable.
Opinions vary on Helicomatics - I like them, Sheldon doesn't.
> When did Carbolite 103 frames appear on Peugeots?
> Were these first gen. carbon fibre frames? Worthwhile acquizitions?
> Safe to ride?
> What about the Helicomatic hubs?
> Lawrence Kurtz
> Toronto Canada