Re: [CR]Telavio - Pino Moroni

(Example: History:Norris Lockley)

Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 12:36:29 -0800
From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: "'classicrendezvous@bikelist.org'" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Telavio - Pino Moroni
References: <C868CB2D287CD04AACA367D51848C214085476@mlsswn02p.WAS.INT.IMF.ORG>


Wayne Bingham wrote:
> (cut)
> What's most curious about this frame is that it has several
> small holes in each of the three main tubes. The holes look something like
> bottle braze-ons, but smaller, maybe 2mm, non-threaded, with what appear to
> be a small reinforcing rings around each hole. The holes are on the sides
> on the down tube, bottom of the top tube, and front and back of the seat
> tube. (cut)
> Any ideas as to what the little holes are all about? Were these really
> built by Moroni? Given Moroni's history, could the holes be some sort of
> weight saving/stiffening device (although I can't imagine any significant
> weight savings from a few 2mm holes)?
>
> Come to think of it, the holes may be sleeved-through the tubes (the frame
> was hanging up high and I didn't have a chance to actually fondle it).
> Anyone ever seen that detail? ----------------------------

They are small tubes that pierce the larger tube and the theory is that they keep the tube wall the same distance apart (keep it from colapsing) when in a bending mode. A stiffer tube in other words...

A pure Moroniism...

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, Southern California