RE: [CR]was Hobbs and Hetchins update / now good lug design?


From: "Richard Rose" <rmrose@toast.net>
To: <brucerobbins@supanet.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]was Hobbs and Hetchins update / now good lug design?
Date: Wed, 12 Mar 2003 10:16:09 -0500
In-Reply-To: <1047479994.brucerobbins@supanet.com>
cc: kctommy@msn.com

snipped from Bruce Dundee:

<<It's common knowledge that framebuilders started cutting lugs to reduce the stress that built up on frame tubes where straight edged lugs were used.>> Bruce Dundee Scotland

Now we are getting somewhere. I'd like to know more about this "stress relieving" aspect of lug design. The esthetics being a personal thing, are there any good design reasons for the "ornate" style? I prefer clean lines myself, but if there are sound reasons for going more decorative I'm listening. Richard (more interested in real quality than who cut / cast what) Rose (Toledo, Ohio)