If my old brain still works this was Aelle. It was a lower end tubing, I think seamed but still Cro_mo. A little heavier then SL or SLX but great for a bigger rider. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330 http://www.thebikestand.com
> Stephan Andranian wrote:
> > I am trying to help identify the year of a bike frame...and wanted to see if anyone had any information on the years this was made and its relative quality.
> > It is Columbus tubing, and I know it is from some time in the eighties. The sticker uses the 80's logo, but is damaged, and the "B" in columbus is missing, along with the first letters of the tubing type, which end in "ELLE". There is probably only one letter missing there....
> > Anyhow, wanted to know what it was, what type of bikes used it, and how it compared with SL or SLX....
> > Stephan Andranian
> > Costa Mesa, CA
> Going from memory... Columbus "AELLE" tubing: Columbus's "cheaper" tube
> set for building "cheaper" bikes. As far as the ride quality of the
> AELLE tube set: wonderful. The reality: it gets no respect.
> Chuck Schmidt
> South Pasadena, Southern California