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Old 05-15-14, 05:08 PM
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Tange tubing

I see a lot of talk about the different kinds of Reynolds tubing, but I was hoping for some more information about Tange.

Is it any good? What are the different types? What's desirable, what's to be avoided, etc..?
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Ashley Wright compiled a pretty good description of various Tange types on Sheldon Brown's Centurion page.
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Also you can type "bikefourms.net tange tubing" into any adequate search engine (not the one that is on this site) and you'll find many discussion about the ins and outs of Tange tubing, the history, the legends, the names, the specs and speculation at great length.
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Cool...thank you both.
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This Tange tubing history from the 2010 catalog shows how manufacturing locations changed over the years. The 1988 Tange tubing was manufactured in Japan, but the current production is in Taiwan.



Here's the 1988 range:





Here's the 2013 (current) range:

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https://www.equusbicycle.com/bike/tan...brochure03.pdf
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wow, that's slimey.

according to that, the tange prestige of the 80's is completly different from the prestige of today.
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Originally Posted by zazenzach
wow, that's slimey.

according to that, the tange prestige of the 80's is completely different from the prestige of today.
Yes, that's why I posted the specs for both the old and new tubing. To get the thinner, stronger Prestige (0.7/0.4/0.7) now you have to order the heat treated Prestige JPN.
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