Re: [CR] Frame stiffness NOW 3V tubes

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From: "Jon M. Crate" <Jon@FAI.US>
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Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 14:30:05 -0400
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Subject: Re: [CR] Frame stiffness NOW 3V tubes

3V tubes Is this the full gamut as far as 'we' can tell? Does anyone know how they could be differentiated? I ask because I am still trying to date my frame. thanks Jon Crate Marietta GA USA


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That is fine.

From: Jon M. Crate <Jon.Crate@FAI.US>

Thanks Lou - if you don't mind, I would like to post your answer. Is that ok?

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This is from the Used Bike Guide: Missing the 84-85 3V, but someone on the list said that Excel was still providing tubing at that time. I thought the super thin Excel tubing was only for small frames, but the other guy seems to imply his frame is large.
>From what I can gather, Masi used a lot of different tubing sources for their frames, including the 3V. Lou, off-list

       3 Volumetrica 82-83 Excel oversized
       3 Volumetrica 87-91 Oversize Columbus
       3 Volumetrica Team 92-94 Oversize Masi
       3 Volumetrica 95 Reynolds 753
       3 Volumetrica 96 Columbus Custom
       3 V Wing 97 Aluminum