In a message dated 10/17/00 11:03:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time, KCTOMMY@email.msn.com writes:
<< that more than one racer had his brazed 853 frame fail at the headtube. I haven't heard whether the failure was tube buckling, lug failure or tube separation due to inadequate brazing. Anyone heard of 853 frames being prone to head tube failure? >>
I have sold a s___load of 853 frames with zero problems! I would love to see any evidence of that! Anyone on this list, please let us know of confirmed failures like this!
The rumor mill is so nutty.
Reminds me the way tubular tires have been "played" in our club. We get a load of, say, Vittorias and for months everyone is crazy about them.. then a doofy junior has a flat. The same piece of road crap would have easily punctured a Continental, a TUFO, a Clement or a "Wobbler!" Yet, like a sweep of contagious flu epidemic, half the young flea brains in the group are convinced that Vittorias suck and won't touch them with a ten foot pole! It is almost comical!