i may have opined too soon and perhaps i have erred. there's a line in t. rawson's mail that i didn't 'get', and still can't make sense of: <...The list can guess but Richard's email is attached......>
i didn't see any attached quotes or attachments. if it was to be implied that the lugs depicted in the links were welded and filed up as per the thread, then i was mistaken to suggest that they began as pressed steel lug blanks. i last posted early afternoon. several appointments at work have kept me from follwing this thread more closely. so, did i miss some text forwarded by tom? tom? if i did, please send me acopy. thanks! e-RICHIE home. finally.
On Sat, 27 Apr 2002 11:32:30 -0700 "Thomas Rawson"
> These are not Hayden blanks though Richard has those. The single
> lug pic from his website appears to be the same lug as is on the
> finished head tube (if Im in error - its there). Ive seen that
> bike and the lugs are stainless. These are made by welding
> stainless steel tubing at appropraite angles. the welds are filed
> away, the cutouts and edge shaping is all done by Richard with
> files, drills, etc. to plain very thick SS tubing. Ive seen the
> tube parts. The welded lugs and a bike in process sits in front
> of my own order. The reduction of tube wall thickness to final
> after all the shaping and brazing is "impressive".
The list can guess but Richard's email is attached......
> Tom Rawson
> Oakland, CA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <OROBOYZ@aol.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Cc: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Saturday, April 27, 2002 10:44 AM
> Subject: Re: [CR]CR]Built-up lugs and heating joints
> > In a message dated 4/27/2002 1:39:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > << ...if you want to be astounded look at these pictures of
> Richard Moon's SS
> > lug and now know that it is made in just this way - welded
> tubes to achieve
> > the angles, lines and material he wanted.
> > http://www.cwo.com/~lunarlab/lug.htm
> > http://www.cwo.com/~lunarlab/image10b.htm >>
> > I will be surprised if those are not Hayden blanks..And it
> looks like chrome
> > rather than stainless. Anyone know?
> > Dale Brown
> > cycles de ORO, Inc.
> > 1410 Mill Street
> > Greensboro, NC 27408
> > 336-274-5959
> > fax 336-274-6360
> > http://www.cyclesdeoro.com
> > http://www.classicrendezvous.com