Re: [CR]Italian lightweight tubing use


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From: Bikerdaver@aol.com
Date: Wed, 5 May 2004 01:20:50 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Italian lightweight tubing use
To: sachs@erols.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org, fred_rednor@yahoo.com, kohl57@starpower.net


In a message dated 5/4/2004 6:34:58 PM Pacific Standard Time, sachs@erols.com writes: (1) First, the only bike I knew for sure was Falck was a fine beast. Seamless, and with a Falck symbol on the tube set (upper end of down tube). It was, if I recall correctly, an oval like Columbus, with a sort of outline/hollow T emblem that actually looked more like a 3-lobed Roots blower impeller (if you follow that trivia!). ----------------------------- Harvey- I am going to pass up most of your email posting to add that I too have seen this decal you are referring to, but interestingly enough on two very different beasts (1) a Mid-60s OLMO and (2) an early 80s ICS, which i believe is Swiss made. I was especially surprised by the later observation because i din't know that Falck was still around in the early 80s and more so, it was an exquisitely chromed frame, a treatment i assumed was only done to "high-end" tubing. Pardon my assumption here, but I gather that Falck tubing was not considered a "high-end" tubing. Then again, i have no idea if it is chrome-moly, carbon
manganese, etc.
cheers-
Dave Anderson
Cut Bank MT