Re: [CR] colombus aelle tubing

(Example: Production Builders:Tonard)

Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2009 14:37:32 -0800
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
Cc: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
In-Reply-To: <200901162152.n0GLqaXm004111@xylocopa.ucdavis.edu>
References: <200901162152.n0GLqaXm004111@xylocopa.ucdavis.edu>
Subject: Re: [CR] colombus aelle tubing


Didn't Bicycle Guide do a blind test of frames made to identical spec using different tubesets with Aelle winning?

I can't remember seeing many frames of unbutted Aelle in the day, most I saw were the butted but seamed variety. It appears the unbutted Aelle sets used 0.8mm main tubes which should build up a nice reasonably light frame. Well executed seamed tubing should perform the same as seamless and steel alloy composition and strength is largely irrelevant to its ride, so there's probably no reason an Aelle frame should ride significantly differently than any other made to the same dimensions from more expensive seamless tubing.

Kurt Sperry Bellingham, Washington USA

2009/1/16 Kim Carney <kjcarney@ucdavis.edu>:
>
> I briefly owned a mid 80's Olmo built with Aelle. Chromed fork crown,
> dropouts, chianstay and the usual panto. It had a racing geometry with
> Galli parts. Looked high end, but clearly made to be affordable. Nothing
> wrong with the ride either.