[CR]Was: Nagasawa forkends, Now.. Making frames more efficiently

Example: Framebuilders:Chris Pauley

From: "Mark Petry" <mpetry@bainbridgeisland.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 7 Mar 2003 17:06:01 -0800
In-Reply-To: <CATFOODhgueNg96Twct000004c8@catfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Was: Nagasawa forkends, Now.. Making frames more efficiently

The exalted ListMeister wrote:
>> I would still rather have a Richard Sachs or a Brian Baylis or a ...(fill in
>> the blank, even a Dale Brown) where I knew the maker carefully shaped and
>> carved and drilled and sweated the details, rather than a (albeit very nice)
>> Nagasawa or De Rosa or Masi or ? in which the component parts were made via
>> casting accuracy to replicate those shapings that the maker no longer took
>> the time to do...

Maybe - I completely understand the underlying sentiment. One could argue however that the socketed dropouts on the Nagasawa (or the Joe Breeze / Ritchey dropouts of similar design) require more precise - altho less time consuming - cutting of the stay AND they offer a much bigger contact area for brazing, resulting in a stronger frame that is more resistant to breakage in this highly stressed area.

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