I wouldn't say that was true, maybe the paint was just very similar across the Peugeot line, while one expected it to be better on top models. Of course very few older European bikes had paint jobs anywhere near the standards of Joe Bell or other current top US painters.
Jerry Moos ----- Original Message ----- From: John Quigley To: Jerry & Liz Moos ; Lawrence Kurtz ; bike Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2003 12:38 AM Subject: Re: [CR]Carbolite 103 frames
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 <email@example.com> 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.
Jerry Moos Houston, TX
----- Original Message ----- From: "Lawrence Kurtz" To: "bike" Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 2:17 PM Subject: [CR]Carbolite 103 frames
> 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