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Bianchi SL Chromo Lite frame(4 posts)

Bianchi SL Chromo Lite framesupercomp
Apr 8, 2002 8:54 PM
What tubing is used in Bianchi SL Chromo Lite frame? Like whatsused in a Bianchi Veloce or a Campione.
Bianchi claims its some great stuff but what is it really?

Catalog description:

Bianchi Reparto Corse SL Chromo Lite: Double-butted chrome-moly steel alloy, TIG-welded and heat-treated. MegaPro down tube with variable section; ZFS (Zero-Flex Stay) rear-triangle design. Vertical dropouts.
re: Bianchi SL Chromo Lite frameTJeanloz
Apr 9, 2002 4:33 AM
It's a proprietary tubeset, built by Dedaccai. It's a good quality, relatively light steel tubeset, probably along the lines of 853 without the fancy Reynolds brand name. Is it the best steel tubeset in the world? No. Is it a high-quality Chro-mo? Yes.
re: Bianchi SL Chromo Lite framesupercomp
Apr 9, 2002 2:41 PM
I wondering because the Vigorelli and Imola which are higher in the Bianchi line have Reynolds 631 double-butted chrome-moly main triangle and Reynolds 525 chrome-moly rear triangle. So Veloce frame is probably similar to those frames. Maybe a step down.
Like Reynolds 525 or Columbus Thron?
I'm quite happy with mine.MB1
Apr 9, 2002 4:45 AM
My main ride is a Bianchi 'crosser with the same Bianchi Chromo Lite tubeset. A nice comfortable steel ride. It is every bit as good as my Reynolds 853 Gunnar.

Disclaimer-I am not a weight weenie and like to ride all day on all surfaces. Steel is real.