[Classicrendezvous] Re: Colnago quality

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From: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>
Date: Mon, 16 Oct 2000 21:58:03 EDT
To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] Re: Colnago quality

In a message dated 10/16/00 4:59:37 PM Eastern Daylight Time, jtagli1@uic.edu writes:

<< think a silly early '80's that Colnago ran spoke tons about the emphasis of marketing over quality. The ad showed a relieved Colnago bottom bracket being heated by a torch,heated cherry red. Yup, that's quality. >>

Actually it is not all that bad. Ever heard of hearth brazing? You have any idea how warm those tube joints get? I wonder if Bob Jacksons and Mercian s are still made that way. Hand held torches at one time were not all that common. In any case, brass brazed bike joints have to be cherry red and actually in use, do just fine most of the time. How many Colnagos have you seen break from heat related damage? Zilch! They are hugely reliable. I have had, at cycles de ORO, more silver brazed bikes fail than traditionally made Italian bikes, but I think that is due to lack of experience and preparation rather than mode.

Dale Brown