Re: [CR]Identifying Columbus Tubing

Example: Production Builders:LeJeune

Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2004 13:58:17 -0800
From: Chuck Schmidt <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Identifying Columbus Tubing
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Stephan Andranian wrote:
> I am trying to help identify the year of a bike frame...and wanted to see if anyone had any information on the years this was made and its relative quality.
> It is Columbus tubing, and I know it is from some time in the eighties. The sticker uses the 80's logo, but is damaged, and the "B" in columbus is missing, along with the first letters of the tubing type, which end in "ELLE". There is probably only one letter missing there....
> Anyhow, wanted to know what it was, what type of bikes used it, and how it compared with SL or SLX....
> Stephan Andranian
> Costa Mesa, CA

Going from memory... Columbus "AELLE" tubing: Columbus's "cheaper" tube set for building "cheaper" bikes. As far as the ride quality of the AELLE tube set: wonderful. The reality: it gets no respect.

Chuck Schmidt South Pasadena, Southern California