[CR]Columbus KL tubeset

Example: Racing:Jean Robic

Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 10:55:33 -0500
From: "Angel Garcia" <veronaman@gmail.com>
To: "CLASSIC RENDEZVOUS" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Columbus KL tubeset
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The following weights come from a 1989 Colombus catalog for tubeset weighs:

EL (not OverSize) tubeset: 1670 EL-OS: 1800 PL: 1845

KL not listed....

Angel Garcia Verona, IT

> There are some listed weight limitations listed for > Columbus SL tubes. I believe that recommended weight > limit is 70kg IIRC. Around 154 lbs. KL is a lighter > tube set and would probably be around the same > weight limit under smooth road conditions. PL tubes > (the light track stuff) would be even lighter yet > and for smooth track use.

So how does KL differ from the non-oversized version of EL? The dimentions appear to be the same. In my experience, non-oversized EL was just wonderful for a small rider - I weigh less than 130 pounds. But it's "crashability" was somewhat limited, which is why I suspect my frame was repaired with an SL downtube.
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)