Re: [CR]Lightweight "Woman's" frames. Seat post diameter?


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Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 11:25:15 -0500
To: Mark Stonich <mark@bikesmithdesign.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Lightweight "Woman's" frames. Seat post diameter?
In-Reply-To: <E1LGFJ9-0003na-PI@elasmtp-spurfowl.atl.sa.earthlink.net>


Not one of the brands you mention, but I have here a 1984 Miyata 310 woman's frame made of double butted chrome moly with a seat post stamped 26.7.

At 10:12 AM 26/12/2008 -0600, Mark Stonich wrote:
>Schwinn Paramount, Cinelli, Colgago, Grandis and I assume others,
>built lightweight "Woman's" frames (not mixtes).
>
>If any of you own one, or have a significant other who does, I would
>appreciate knowing the seatpost diameter. This will tell me the wall
>thickness used in the seat tubes.
>
>It's time to build Jane a new, lighter bike. Since building her 531
>mixte in '80 I have come to the conclusion that the mixte is the
>superior design only when lower grade steels are used. They sure are
>pretty though.
>
>Mark Stonich;

/john