RE: [CR]Lightweight lugged steel

Example: Framebuilders:Jack Taylor

From: "Richard Rose" <>
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Subject: RE: [CR]Lightweight lugged steel
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 13:51:33 -0500
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Current product descriptions of DeRosa framesets can be seen here: You will note that DeRosa does state rider weight limits for some of their frames, but not for the Neo Primato. Richard Rose (Toledo, Ohio) P.S. Good to know that Ugo still "welds"!!!!!! Check out the description of the Merak.

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 1:43 PM To: Subject: [CR]Lightweight lugged steel

We've discussed lightness in lugged steel bikes recently, but just today, a friend of mine (who will join us at Cirque) told me that the modern Derosa Neo Primato, which is lugged steel, has a recommended weight limit of 175 pounds for riders of such frames. This sounds to me like a lawyer must be involved as I would think it strange that any company, particularly one as renowned as Derosa, would sell a frame that might hazard a rider. While this frame is made by a traditional company, I realize it is out of the CR timeline. My question is whether any of you have heard this and if so, is there some superlight tubing that has such weaknesses that might justify this? Lou Deeter, Orlando FL