Re: [CR]THIS IS A TEST - CAST? PRESSED? STAMPED? WHO?


Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 11:21:51 -0800
From: Brandon Ives <monkeylad@mac.com>
To: Tom Martin <tom@wilsonbike.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]THIS IS A TEST - CAST? PRESSED? STAMPED? WHO?
cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
cc: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

On Thursday, March 13, 2003, at 11:05AM, Tom Martin <tom@wilsonbike.com> wrote:
>My 'guess' is theyre made in the classic black art of brazing hand carved
>stamped lugs onto carefully hand mitered steel tubing.

So what makes you say the tubes are "carefully hand mitered?" Where do you see a miter except for the flush cut at the bottom of the steerer? These are the kind of assumptions I was taking about a few days ago. Just because the lugs look nice and there's brass around the edge doesn't automatically mean that there are good miters and good penetration. I'm not being critical of the frame which looks quite nice. I'm just questioning how people look at bikes. Remember the surface is just the surface.
enjoy,
Brandon"monkeyman"Ives
SB, CA