Although I haven't looked at the links listed here, I met Richard Moon a year or two ago at the Great Western Bicycle Rally where he displayed a Teal colored bike that he had made with hand hewn ( & welded) stainless steel (SS) tube lugs. They were very well done, and definitely not chrome plated steel. A lot of work, but I must say that it was well worth the extra effort. So, have no doubts, he did weld stainless steel tubing pieces together and then filed them down and polished them to a mirror finish. I believe that he had someone else paint the frame though. I can appreciate his use of SS because I used 304 "quarter hard" SS for the seat-stays and head-tube on the third (of only five) frames which I have built. Once it's polished you're done, no rust or flaking or any other problems that occur with chrome, ever. Great stuff.
"Bicycle Mark" Perkins Fresno Cycling Club - Historian Fresno, California, U.S.A.
On Sat, 27 Apr 2002 13:44:47 EDT OROBOYZ@aol.com writes:
> In a message dated 4/27/2002 1:39:51 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> email@example.com 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/image10b.htm >>
> I will be surprised if those are not Hayden blanks..And it looks like chrome
> rather than stainless. Anyone know?
> Dale Brown
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