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what is proprietary steel......?(5 posts)

what is proprietary steel......?mealex
Dec 15, 2002 8:53 AM
......I was looking at a steel Basso Lotto, but I've never heard of "proprietary" steel. Has anyone ever heard of it?

Also, has anyone had any experience with a Basso steel bike?

Thanks
re: what is proprietary steel......?Breakfast
Dec 15, 2002 9:09 AM
Proprietary- of, holding, or concerning property, or relating to a proprietor (proprietary rights).

What it means is that Basso specifies the type, or alloy of steel, or the dimensions and shapes of tubing for the construction of the frameset as opposed to using, say, a Reynolds or Columbus tubeset for the frame.
re: or...............Rusty Coggs
Dec 15, 2002 10:32 AM
it could be as simple as a standard alloy with special tubes shapes like the diamond shaped stuff Columbus makes only for Colnago that they use on the Master Light.There was another one that was used on the Tecnos.
re: or...............bigrider
Dec 16, 2002 4:38 AM
it could be standard marketing hype to make people think their bike has a secret weapon built into the quality of the materials used to build the bike that James Bond will use in his next film.
usually a blend or shape made just for that company (nm)ColnagoFE
Dec 16, 2002 9:45 AM