Re: [CR] Kro-Mo tubes

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Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 09:39:31 -0400
From: "John Betmanis" <johnb@oxford.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: Re: [CR] Kro-Mo tubes


That is most definitely not an Accles & Pollock KROMO sticker.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac7/tomdestry/Falcon%20Professional/IMG_9376.jpg or http://tinyurl.com/y3qa5zx from page http://s880.photobucket.com/albums/ac7/tomdestry/Falcon%20Professional/

It looks a little bogus to me because "tubing" is spelled incorrectly. However, just from the lugwork on this frame, I don't doubt that it's a good grade of tubing.

-- John Betmanis Woodstock, Ontario Canada

On 16/04/2010 4:32 PM, Robert Murray wrote:
> Giles O'Bryen wrote:
>
> I guess it dates from the mid-1970s and the Suntour drivetrain is original.
> But the seat tube has an ID of 27.0 so it is (I presume) not a Reynolds
> tubed frame. That seems unusual for a British bike. Does anyone know what
> tubing might have been used? It has a rather unhelpful cro-mo sticker on it
> that doesn't look entirely convincing. It is very light. The holes at the
> top of the seatstays look unusual.
>
> My guess might be Accles& Pollock "KROMO". A top quality tubing that became amalgamated with TI Reynolds and then dropped from production in favor of the more popular Reynolds 531.
> Not sure when this happened. My 1954 Claud Butler is made of Kromo. This tube was popular with British builders in the 1950's. Back in the 1930's, A& P made tubing for the 6 day track racing frames.
> My C.B. also has the holes at the inside top of the seat stays. A common practice for Brit builders I think.
>
> Bob Murray
> In sunny and warm Toronto