Re: [CR]re: eisentraut frames


Example: Framebuilders:Mario Confente

To: jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net
Cc: swampmtn@siscom.net, WTrikerider@cs.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 20:50:46 -0500
Subject: Re: [CR]re: eisentraut frames
From: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>


jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> writes: I have read somewhere that much of the "tiredness" of steel frames is due to loss of alignment, and that when properly realigned, they miraculously regain their "youthful vigor". ------------- frames don't/can't go out of alignment from use. e-RICHIE in Chester

On Tue, 15 Jan 2002 19:01:57 -0600 "Jerry & Liz Moos" <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net> writes:
> I think this is a myth believed even by some frame builders who
> should know
> better (of course it also encourages people to buy new frames).
> Everything
> I have read indicates that steel frames, unlike aluminum, should not
> fail
> from metal fatigue, even after several human lifetimes, although
> steel can
> always rust if not properly protected. I have read somewhere that
> much of
> the "tiredness" of steel frames is due to loss of alignment, and
> that when
> properly realigned, they miraculously regain their "youthful
> vigor".
>
> Regards,
>
> Jerry Moos
> Houston, TX
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Aldo Ross" <swampmtn@siscom.net>
> To: <WTrikerider@cs.com>; <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 7:01 AM
> Subject: Re: [CR]re: eisentraut frames
>
>
> > Back in the 1980s, Mike Melton recommended replacing a steel
> frameset
> every
> > two or three years, depending on mileage. "They just get worn out
> after
> > awhile." LOL
> >
> > Aldo Ross
> > "If I'd followed Mike's rule, I'd have had 12 Melton framesets by
> now!"
> > Monroe, Ohio
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: <WTrikerider@cs.com>
> > To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 15, 2002 6:34 AM
> > Subject: [CR]re: eisentraut frames
> >
> >
> > > You can add Colin Laing to your short list. He told me that
> steel
> frames
> > got
> > > "tired" and should be retired for optimal performance. Hence my
> '72
> > Mercian
> > > was past it's prime and I deserved a new frame.
> > >
> > > Paul Patzkowsky, Longmont, Colorado