Re: [CR]Miters, brazing and joint strength


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Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2003 11:58:19 -0800 (PST)
From: joe starck <joestarck2003@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Miters, brazing and joint strength
To: LouDeeter@aol.com
In-Reply-To: <247070B1.58126B47.0269AA25@aol.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Lou- If you please, and because I respect Baylis's talents beyond most anyone else out here and there, how did Brian Baylis demonstrate "how the miter and not the lug is what determines frame joint strength and alignment over time?" Joe Starck, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin LouDeeter@aol.com wrote:monkeylad@mac.com writes:
> 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.

This is exactly the point Brian Baylis made at Cirque two years ago where he demonstrated how the miter and not the lug is what determines frame joint strength and alignment over time. And, it continues to be the reason why framebuilding is more than just a pretty paint job. I know that some people have talked about how this isn't rocket science (and I am in the rocket science business), but I'm still in awe of how you builders do this. You have my respect more than ever. Lou Deeter, Orlando FL