[CR] Vitus 172

Example: Production Builders:Peugeot

From: "Peter Rogers" <pjrogers@rogers.com>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2010 09:43:25 -0400
Subject: [CR] Vitus 172

Dear All, Just wondering if any tubing specialists on the list can answer some questions about Vitus 172 tubing. Here they are:

Was the Vitus 172 series a good tube set? Was it available in double-butted and plain gauge? Is it seamless?

I have a mid/low end Mercier "Service des Courses" frame that has a sticker stating that it is made from 172 SERIE LEGERE. Unlike other Vitus 172 stickers that I have seen, it does not specifically state that it is double butted tubing.

Any thoughts?

As always, your help will be very much appreciated.

Kind regards, Peter Rogers

Barrie, Ontario, Canada