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    Default Article - 7 frames, 7 diff tubing, 1996 BG, RS quoted...

    I was doing a google search to find out what Columbus SBX tubing was and found this article. I don't know if it was ever posted here but I thought it was a pretty good read so I'll pass it on. Cool green paint BTW - I think I'm going to have my 1989 Bridgestone MTB powder coated that color green.

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    Thank you very much, this was an interesting reader for the morning train ride. The green is nice, I am just thinking about the colour of my new Columbus Max track bike - maybe green? I don't know.
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    Default Re: Article - 7 frames, 7 diff tubing, 1996 BG, RS quoted...

    I remember that one. My dad sent it to me while I was away at camp. Bicycle Guide was awesome. I wonder what Garrett Lai is up to these days?

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    Default Re: Article - 7 frames, 7 diff tubing, 1996 BG, RS quoted...

    I remember reading that when it came out. I can see how SLX is softest. After all, its just SL with rifles.

    I wonder what would've happened if the writer of that article couldn't see the oversized TT on that first bike?

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    Default Re: Article - 7 frames, 7 diff tubing, 1996 BG, RS quoted...

    Quote Originally Posted by MJS View Post
    I was doing a google search to find out what Columbus SBX tubing was and found this article. I don't know if it was ever posted here but I thought it was a pretty good read so I'll pass it on. Cool green paint BTW - I think I'm going to have my 1989 Bridgestone MTB powder coated that color green.

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    This article, like the Scot Nicol writeups about frame materials, are much-read/passed around/quoted/loved. Like many othere here I am sure...I have that edition of BG squirreled away somewhere. Probably mixed in with moldering issues of Winning, Riv Readers, and newsprint VeloNews. I gotta get organized.....

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    Thanks for reminding me that Campy Record front deraileurs were once $50.

    Somebody get me a DeLorean and some Libyan plutonium. I'll be back in a few minutes...

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    Default Re: Article - 7 frames, 7 diff tubing, 1996 BG, RS quoted...

    Quote Originally Posted by chancerider View Post
    One of these days, I gotta get organizized.....
    Fixed it for you, Travis.

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    Default Re: Article - 7 frames, 7 diff tubing, 1996 BG, RS quoted...

    Quote Originally Posted by MJS View Post
    I was doing a google search to find out what Columbus SBX tubing was and found this article. I don't know if it was ever posted here but I thought it was a pretty good read so I'll pass it on. Cool green paint BTW - I think I'm going to have my 1989 Bridgestone MTB powder coated that color green.

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    I enjoyed the article, also interesting to see the Nashbar ad on the last page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King Of Dirk View Post
    Thanks for reminding me that Campy Record front deraileurs were once $50.

    Somebody get me a DeLorean and some Libyan plutonium. I'll be back in a few minutes...
    that $50 derailleur was also part of a fancy 8 speed group that weighed more and worked far worse than the Campy group that currently has a front derailleur that costs $50.
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    Default Re: Article - 7 frames, 7 diff tubing, 1996 BG, RS quoted...

    In 1996 the 8sp Record was actually a very good one, not to be confused with the C-Record: the latter was very pretty to look at, but heavy and clunky in use.
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    Default Re: Article - 7 frames, 7 diff tubing, 1996 BG, RS quoted...

    Quote Originally Posted by jerk View Post
    that $50 derailleur was also part of a fancy 8 speed group that weighed more and worked far worse than the Campy group that currently has a front derailleur that costs $50.
    It is amazing how well the lesser components on bikes work these days. Back in the 80s the high end stuff worked ok but the low end stuff was garbage. Now the high end stuff works very well and the lesser components aren't much behind them in functionality. Many folks today don't know how well they have it. This also applies for cars and most other consumer goods we buy today. The quality of just about everything has come on in leaps and bounds no matter the price point.

    Human ingenuity and talent is a marvel to behold.

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    Default Re: Article - 7 frames, 7 diff tubing, 1996 BG, RS quoted...

    This is mostly a flimsy excuse to post another pic of my 5 yr old Spectrum muse in that lovely green (and who knows, I remember the article very well from BITD and maybe the green stuck in my memory?) Having several bikes still in circulation with various iterations of the old stuff (SLX, SL, 531c) to compare, I will say that the tubing chosen by Tom Kellogg, with modern "OS" steel dimensions takes the old steel to an entirely new level. I love this bike, thanks Tom and Jeff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZenNMotion View Post
    This is mostly a flimsy excuse to post another pic of my 5 yr old Spectrum muse in that lovely green (and who knows, I remember the article very well from BITD and maybe the green stuck in my memory?) Having several bikes still in circulation with various iterations of the old stuff (SLX, SL, 531c) to compare, I will say that the tubing chosen by Tom Kellogg, with modern "OS" steel dimensions takes the old steel to an entirely new level. I love this bike, thanks Tom and Jeff!
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