Re: [CR] Tubing decals - Originally marketing... now useful?

(Example: Framebuilding:Paint)

Date: Tue, 04 Jan 2011 20:53:08 -0600
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR] Tubing decals - Originally marketing... now useful?

On 01/04/2011 06:05 AM, M-gineering wrote:
> If you cut a tube out you'll have a pretty good idea of the hardness ie
> quality level. Measuring a tube (gauges, lenght of the butts) isn't
> rocketscience either.
> Should be dufficient to find a good match, and more reliable than
> judging by a tubing sticker (which are often 'wrongly' applied)

Not only that, but even when correctly applied frames with "Reynolds 531" or "Columbus" tubing decals don't tell you anything beyond the brand of tubing used. Reynolds 531 was available in a wide variety of gauges, and the "on topic" Columbus decals didn't distinguish between SL or SP tubes.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA