[CR]RE: Lugging Weight Around

Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck
From: "Kurt Sperry" <kurtsperry@netscape.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]RE: Lugging Weight Around
Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 20:21:25 -0500

Chuck Schmidt wrote: "LUGGED steel. Steel frames made with lugs to connect the tubes. Extra pieces of steel to connect the tubes together."

I think I see now, you are saying a lugged steel frameset will intrinsically be heavier than a non-lugged steel frameset then? I would have thought perhaps the lugs would be performing a structural function reinforcing the more highly stressed areas near the tube junctions thus allowing theoretically the tubeset to be lighter all else being equal. Are fillet brazed frames or TIGged welded ones significantly lighter than a lugged frameset made from the same tubeset, and are they weaker as a result?

Forgive me if I am being dense (pun intended.)

Kurt Sperry in now dark Bellingham WA