Re: [CR]Re:Mies


To: marcus.e.helman@gm.com
Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 14:15:21 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Re:Mies
From: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Marcus Helman wrote: By worse I meant more prone to failure, poorer performing (I know, probably subjective too). My point is that you raised the issue of the tubes having the potential to be overheated. Do theses frames tend to exhibit the characteristics of having been built with too much heat?

studys on this stuff do not exist. it's all conjecture - my take on it is that the decorations are the builder's attempts to dress up a plain looking joint. e-RICHIE aka Richard M Sachs chester, ct

--------------------------------- e-RICHIE wrote: "Is there any evidence that frames constructed in this manner are worse than frames not made this way?"

define "worse". that also is a question of esthetics. will employing this technique lead to a failure? i doubt it. is a builder responsible for creating art? prolly. is a bronze welded joint so lacking in style that it needs an added decoration to get a crowd formed around it? i think the builders from "that" era must have thought so. e-RICHIE chester, ct

By worse I meant more prone to failure, poorer performing (I know, probably subjective too). My point is that you raised the issue of the tubes having the potential to be overheated. Do theses frames tend to exhibit the characteristics of having been built with too much heat?

Marcus Helman
Getting a overheated myself
Huntington Woods, MI