Re: [CR]Steel cages, 1980s?

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <chuckschmidt@earthlink.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Steel cages, 1980s?
References: <20021224015400.61061.65021.Mailman@phred.org> <a05010400ba2d8e7d68c9@[69.3.70.191]>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 21:00:54 -0700

Jan Heine wrote:
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> Andrew,
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> I may be mistaken, but I think you need the alloy TA cages. Or were
> steel ones still used on racing machines in the 1980s?

Pros in the 80s were distrustful of alloy TA cages and still used the steel ones. I know from my own experience that eventually the tig weld between the cage and the base cracks and fails.

In the past I use to think that the aluminum cages that had the base crimped to the cage were a cheaper way to make them, but I now think that style of construction is probably superior.

Chuck Schmidt SoPas, SoCal

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