[Classicrendezvous] A matter of style?

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Chater-Lea)

From: <Roadgiant@cs.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 04:11:22 EDT
To: OROBOYZ@aol.com, jfbender@umich.edu, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [Classicrendezvous] A matter of style?

Listers, (do we have a better collected name for ourselves that I'm unaware of?) Is it possible to make a general statement about a bicycle's age relative to its braze-ons or lack thereof? For example: could you say that from 1960-73 the general style was no braze ons except top of BB cable guides 1973-71 top tube cable guides, braze on shifter bosses 1971-1981 underside BB cable guides, top tube, downtube shifter bosses 1981-84 full braze-ons including front derailleur hangers, seat tube water bottle braze-ons.

And is there a progression of fork crown styles from flat to full sloping throughout the same period. And what can be said of the 1950's as regards braze-ons?

My Fuji is from 1976 and is as minimal in braze-on's as a 1970 Masi. Was is all just a matter of style?

Scott "Great sadness over the Mets loss " Smith