Re: [CR]vintage NOS Peugeot track bike


Example: Books:Ron Kitching

Date: Fri, 27 Jul 2001 15:51:14 -0700
To: "Keith Kessel" <kbkmd@hotmail.com>, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <jfbender@umich.edu>
Subject: Re: [CR]vintage NOS Peugeot track bike
In-Reply-To: <F2005cBg27ZB0fQA5Be0000a3ae@hotmail.com>


Not filling the tube end at the dropout is an acceptable building technique. It is not well executed on the Peugeot but it is not a brazing flaw. Leaving the stays and fork blades open is not a common technique but some superlight projects do it and that is also the way Pop Brennan finished the fork ends. Many Pop Brennans do not have caps on the tops of the seat stays either. Makes it easy to use Frame Saver!

Any comments from builders and any other marques that do not fill the fork end connections?

Joe

At 01:51 PM 7/27/01 -0500, Keith Kessel wrote:
>Yes.....I thought having that track bike would be cool also until I saw the
>pic of the rear dropout with the generous gap in the weld. The dropout looks
>as if it never saw a file or even emery cloth.
>
>I do think it's interesting that someone would buy new bikes and never take
>them out of the box to inspect them....much less build them up. I wonder
>what that says about the owner. I think it's safe to assume that the
>workmanship on the Taylor tandem is in a different category. By the way, has
>everyone seen the Jack Taylor touring bike with the Nervex lugs up for grabs
>on ebay? If only I had the money.....oh well!