Re: [CR]Re: Not negative just reality, and frames go soft


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From: <Philcycles@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 23:42:24 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Not negative just reality, and frames go soft
To: NortonMarg@aol.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 5/19/02 7:00:14 PM, NortonMarg@aol.com writes:

<< Some frames, do go soft. How long a frame lasts depends on a lot of things. There are a lot of variables regarding craftsmanship, brazing, heat, overheat, etc., that affect this. To categorically say that "frames don't go soft, that's a myth" is just plain wrong, (mostly incomplete). It depends. Stevan Thomas Alameda, CA >>

You fail to differentiate between normal use and wear and damage. Damaged or improperly made frames don't "go soft," they fail because of damage or improper construction. "Going soft" implies some failure of the material from which the bike is made. Phil Brown Having just read a book on the first steel bridge, the Forth Bridge, and wondering how it's stood this long, in NoHo. Ca