Ahh. Thanks for that. I like to think I keep my ear to the ground, but I'd never heard of a new SLX tube set. I've got some homework to do now.zmudshark said:Scooper, there is also a steel tubing labeled 'SLX New' (picture from Italian Cycling Journal):
I have never heard a definitive answer as to what it is.
Stan, since the decal specifically says 'Cyclex' and CrMo, I doubt that is the case. Maybe someone in the builders forum on that other site might know.Scooper said:Check out this post on cyclingforums.com. One of the responses to this guy's query says SLX NEW is essentially old SLX that's Nivachrom (air-hardening) instead of Cyclex like the "old" SLX. If true, that makes it more suitable to TIG welding, but it can also be used for brazed lug or fillet brazed construction.
I don't know how authoritative his response is.
now I remember why I hate you!gomango said:
Ride-Fly said:now I remember why I hate you!
go, your collection of steel steeds really makes me drool. How do you like the Tommasini compared to your De Rosas, Casati Golds, Colnagos, etc? I still want a Ne Primato and Tommasini Tecno but right now, I've been scouring the CL and eBay for a late 80s or 90s Celeste Bianchi Reparto Corse lugged frame. I want one with higher end tubing and 130mm spacing. You don't have a Bianchi do you?
I think you are about a pound high there.MR_GRUMPY said:Nothing wrong with it, as long as you aren't too fat, and don't mind a 5 to 5 1/2 pound frame. (not frame and fork)
zmudshark said:I think you are about a pound high there.
Unica said:I remember it as being the sticker that was applied after a frame had been re-sprayed, nothing more than that.
It's perfectly possible that my memory is failing, so I wouldn't put my mortgage on it!