Old tubing

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TJ

Old tubing

Postby TJ » 31 Jan 2005, 8:27pm

Does anyone know anything about EUUT tubing from the fifties/sixties?
Some british manufacturers used it but I know nothing about it.
How good was it etc.?
TJ

CJ

Re:Old tubing

Postby CJ » 1 Feb 2005, 2:04pm

Are you sure that's a double "U" and not a "W"? If the latter it likely stands for Electrically Welded Tube which would describe the standard high-tensile carbon-steel tube, formed by rolling and continuously welding strip steel, that the majority of middling quality bikes were made from in that era. A step up from mild steel but not so good as seamless alloy steel such as Reynolds 531.

TJ

Re:Old tubing

Postby TJ » 3 Feb 2005, 6:12pm

Thank you.