Re: [CR] Warranty Nantiuse Steel Tubes and D'Acier Seamless Tubes.???

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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2010 16:57:14 -0700
Thread-Topic: [CR] Warranty Nantiuse Steel Tubes and D'Acier Seamless Tubes.???
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From: "Mark Bulgier" <Mark@bulgier.net>
To: "Mark Stonich" <mark@bikesmithdesign.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR] Warranty Nantiuse Steel Tubes and D'Acier Seamless Tubes.???


Mark Stonich wrote:
> I am considering a long (for me anyway) drive to look at a lovely
> Swiss "Tornado" ladies bike for my sweetie.
> The seller doesn't know much about it but the tubing sticker reads;
> "Warranty Nantiuse Steel Tubes and D'Acier Seamless Tubes." Lugs
> appear to be Nervex Pro Ladies.
>
> Can anyone shed any light on this?
>
> http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/brapp55/Bikes/Tornado%203%20spd/IMG_0661-Copy.jpg
>
> http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n256/brapp55/Bikes/Tornado%203%20spd/IMG_0664.jpg

Sweet bike! Love those Swiss paint jobs.

I think the lugs are not Nervex, more likely Oscar Egg or clones thereof, but I'm no expert.

That tubing decal is funny, "D'Acier" means "of steel", no? Google returned exactly one (useless) hit for "Nantiuse -- that's pretty rare, you either get zero hits or a million...

I think those fake chrome fork crown caps that go over the paint are an abomination. It's a nice looking crown other than that. I wonder if the paint under that cap looks good enough that you could just lose the cap? I'll understand if you prefer to keep it original. You usually have to take the headset crown race off to remove the cap, which may not be worth it unless you're already overhauling the headset.

Hope you get it and your sweetie enjoys the heck out of it.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle USA