Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Bikes: 1975 Full Campy N.R. Centurian Super Lemans,1984 Focus Vintage pre susp. mountain, hardtail,suntour xc sport, many treks, diamondbacks, and, 1950' crusier J.C.Higgins,triex (road) and kakakura silk (road)
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Tange Prestige was some of the finest tubing ever offered on the early first generation mountain bikes
in fully lugged, brazed, and then later tig welded.
Strong, Responsive, Tange Prestige was, if I'm not mistaken, Japan's version of Reynolds 531 tubing.
I have 2 centurions, Super Lemans, 1976 and an Elite, 1984 ,the later with Tange Prestige, both lugged, and this frame set rocks! Back in the pre-carbon days!
On my 1986 Tange equiped Focus ,the quality is evident ,both by the workmanship
and the silky smooth ride! Long live Tange!
Here in Japan pronounced tan (rhymes with john),and ga (rhymes with duh)...John-duh...tan-ga!
So many tubing makers and so little time!
Go for it!
Last edited by king koeller; 10-31-06 at 08:44 PM.