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


Example: Framebuilders:Alberto Masi

Date: Fri, 26 Dec 2008 18:08:32 +0100
From: M-gineering <info@m-gineering.nl>
Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Lightweight "Woman's" frames. Seat post diameter?
References: <E1LGFJ9-0003na-PI@elasmtp-spurfowl.atl.sa.earthlink.net>
In-Reply-To:


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.

Gazelle Champion Mondial 531*) : 27.2 Don't know if Gazelle used the Reynolds tube with the extra long but.

* not a twin lat, but with extra stays between dropouts and toptube which came in handy as the chainstays weren't doing much later in life: http://www.m-gineering.nl/rot.jpg -- mvg

Marten Gerritsen