Re: RE: [CR]Lightweight lugged steel

(Example: Production Builders:Pogliaghi)

From: "Raoul Delmare" <R.Delmare@Charter.net>
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <543e54e185.4e185543e5@icomcast.net>
Subject: Re: RE: [CR]Lightweight lugged steel
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 13:10:11 -0600


Only reason I mention this is because of the phrase , "These weight limits are a function of frame material and of seat tube diameter." .

Bigger seat tubes ?

Makes some sort of sense , but I've never heard THAT one before !

Go to :

http://www.competitivecyclist.com/derosa/

Click on "02 Closeout and Blem Sale!"

Scroll down to the bottom .

"The fine print"

Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas


----- Original Message -----
From: Mara & Steven Maasland
To: Classic Rendezvous
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 1:04 PM
Subject: Re: RE: [CR]Lightweight lugged steel



> Richard Rose wrote:
>
> > Current product descriptions of DeRosa framesets can be seen here:
> > http://www.competitivecyclist.com/derosa/
> > You will note that DeRosa does state rider weight limits for some of
> > their frames, but not for the Neo Primato.
>
> In response to Lou's prior post:
> >
> > 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
> > whetherany of you have heard this and if so, is there some
> > superlight tubing
> > that has such weaknesses that might justify this?
>
> I bought my Merak from De Rosa personally and there was absolutely no
> comment whatsoever about any weight limits. One look at me will tell
> you that there is no way that I fit in under the weight limit given on
> the site listed above. I therefore can only say that it must be related
> to some lawyer-induced possible liability issue, otherwise they would
> have tried to put me on another bike.
>
> Steven Maasland
> Moorestown, NJ