“Generally speaking, those who make a big deal about tubing are reasonably ignorant of what makes a good bike. I take any frame with Columbus “Aelle” tubing built by a master frame builder over, any frame with SLX built by an average frame-builder. “
I read that paragraph on some Internet forum few days ago. I think it is an appropriate intro in the story about my new vintage “Aelle” tubing racer.
During daily Internet offer browsing, we ran on this interesting bicycle. Most likely unknown Swiss brand from late 90's, with solid Shimano equipment, nice purple color, decent condition, but with major shifters failure - promising stuff :)
After a few days of researching, we conformed that it has famous Columbus tubing, and we were on our trip to get this nice new project.
|this is how it looked at the beginning|
|...and very dirty|
|we decided to cover a damaged spots on frame with a purple nail lacquer|