french steel tubes
i need some info on french steel tubes. i need to know here french manufacters stand along side giants like reynolds or columbus.
the manufactures are:
Vitus. i have a vitus 888
Camus ( Ateliers de Maison Rouge) i have a camus 779 and 2 more that i dont have the stickers
DURIFORT (Ateliers de la Rive)
by the way
i found one italian manufactuer oria.
i need so info on the tubes.
What I've seen of Vitus tubes looked as good as anything from Reynolds or Columbus, but I suspect they may have only been available in metric diameters, which limited the appeal.
Besides Columbus and Oria, Italy also had Falck tubing.
BITD Reynolds sold Metric diameter tubes to French Frame Builders .. But its a Parts Cul De Sac in the long run
because only the French used the not quite the same diameter tubes as the rest of the world,
but they had to fall back in with the fractional sized tube world,
Perhaps they lost enough Market share by that time and never recovered.
Last edited by fietsbob; 07-27-15 at 12:56 PM.