[CR]753 frames

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

From: <greenjersey@ntlworld.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2006 11:55:07 +0100
Subject: [CR]753 frames

Jack writes:-the supposedly stiffer tubing? Has anyone ridden a 753 bike with relaxed geometries and how does ride quality compare with 531? Since this question is highly subjective, I hope paying a fortune for a 753 bike won't skew your assessment too much as it probably would mine. I had the misfortune to buy a Peugeot 753 racing frame. I would dispute that the tubing could be described as stiff and why would it be with very thin walls? Maybe the problem was made worse by the smaller diameter French tubes. If I didn't hold the bars the chance was that the steering would get a wobble. After about 10,000 miles (less than six months for a pro) the R/H chainstay snapped near the BB. To be fair it was a 62cm and I weighed 90kg at the time. Ray Green, Brighton, England

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