Good point. In general, it seems that builders in both France and Italy were not obsessively concerned about whose steerer tube they used in their frames. As you imply, this was probably especially true of those builders who were more concerened about having a stout/strong steerer.
Still, it would be interesting to know if Nervor made anything other than steerer tubes; or if it was merely a brand name that a big tubing supplier used for there less "sexy" line of steerers, or whatever...
Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)
> One observation is that Columbus did not even make a metric
> tube. So any French Columbus tubed bike had a steerer from
> elsewhere. I
> had a Columbus tubed LeJeune and it had a nice stout looking
> steerer but
> I don't know the maker. That alone would get French builders
> to stock a
> separate decent quality steerer. Not that Columbus tubed
> French bikes
> are common. Another observation is that seamed tubing is not
> inferior to seamless tubing. I steerer really has a some
> functions than other so tubes so if it is threaded well,
> concentric and
> stout enough, so what if it is seamed.
> Joe Bender-Zanoni
> Great Notch, NJ
> Fred Rafael Rednor wrote:
> > Robbie,
> > Somewhere in France... someone was manufacturing steering
> > tubes marked Nervor:
> > http://search.bikelist.org/
> > I've closely examined a number of LeJeune bicycles and
> > noticed any markings on the steerer tubes, butthen I was
> > looking that closely. For all I know, on closer inspection
> > would find _all_ LeJeunes used Nervor steerers. I'll bet
> > Norris Lockley knows the real identity of Mr. Nervor, and
> > his wife's maiden name.
> > Anyway it's not just LeJeune. I have several Italian
> > with Columbus blades (at least that's what the decals say)
> > the steerers are clearly made by some other firm.
> > Regards,
> > Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)
> > --- Rnitro1969@aol.com wrote:
> >> greetings
> >> my lejuene steering tube
> >> is stamped nervor anyone ever run
> >> across this.
> >> r
> >> thanks
> >> robbie fellows
> >> lakewood,ca
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