Old 06-06-19, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by T-Mar View Post
Thank-you for posting the decal picture. I can't recall seeing that particular decal. You're probably already familiar with it but here's an internet picture of the decal applied to the America market Aero Miyatas. There's no mention of butting on either the tubing decal or in the American Miyata catalogues. It's hard to believe that Miyata's marketing department would miss an opportunity to exploit butting, if it was in fact butted (or double plain gauge). Conversely, it's just as hard to believe that Miyata wouldn't use the top Tange Aero Dynamics tubeset on this model. It would be interesting to get a chance to examine one in person.
I wonder if the Tsunoda/Lotus frames were a unique offering with Tange...and just how many variants of the aero tubing they offered! I had always assumed that Miyata/Panasonic/Araya and Lotus used the same tubing (two sets...one higher end/lower end), but maybe not...
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