Re: [CR]Period of Time Falck made tubing?


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Date: Mon, 01 May 2006 10:15:17 -0400
From: joebz@optonline.net
Subject: Re: [CR]Period of Time Falck made tubing?
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I suspect that the large and various steel making enterprises under the Falck umbrella made steel bicycle tubing from close to the start of the company in the early part of the 20th century to the 1980s. Falck probably made bicycle tubing or steel in shapes to be drawn into tubing for others also. The Mondonico website tells of building frames with Falck tubing before WWII.

http://www.falck.it/eng/chisiamo_storia.shtml

In a certain sense the "big name" companies we associate with providing bicycle tubes were those wanting to bother with inventorying and marketing products for a niche tubing market. The problem wasn't making high quality seamless double butted cro-moly tubing (or similar alloys), but making so little of it in so many configurations.

Probably more of us have ridden bikes mades with Falck and Mannesman tubing than we realize.

Joe Bender-Zanoni
Great Notch, NJ


----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Rafael Rednor
Date: Monday, May 1, 2006 12:48 am
Subject: Re: [CR]Period of Time Falck made tubing?


> Don,

\r?\n> The answer is that there were certainly bicycle frames made

\r?\n> of Falck tubing during both the 1960s and the '80s. In fact,

\r?\n> there were certainly frames made from their tubing during the

\r?\n> 1950s and perhaps even earlier.

\r?\n> As for the 1990s, I just don't know...

\r?\n> Cheers,

\r?\n> Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

\r?\n>

\r?\n> --- Don Wilson <dcwilson3@yahoo.com> wrote:

\r?\n>

\r?\n> > Does anyone know approximately the time span Falck

\r?\n> > made bicycle tubing? Falck definitely made tubing

\r?\n> > during the 70s. Did they stretch back to the 60s, or

\r?\n> > ahead to the 80s?

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > Don Wilson

\r?\n> > Los Olivos, CA

\r?\n> >

\r?\n> > D.C. Wilson dcwilson3@yahoo.com

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