if add-ons are also bilames, then we've been doing that here all along too! adding scrap to pre-existing lugs so that you could expand the "horizons of the canvass" is/was standard fare at weigle's, baylis', goodrich's, my place, and countless other shops. that italian firm - masi, i think it's called - routinely reworked their nervex ref 32 seatlugs to evoke a more sexist shape down the front of the seat tube. connoisseurs believe that holes drilled in the add-ons of said seat lugs indicate the frame was produced by that mario fellow! e-RICHIE chester, ct
On Sat, 22 May 2004 21:02:25 +0000 "Mick Butler" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: Just a final on this one Tom Board, Bill Philbrook, Ken Janes all call the add ons bilames as they are fixed in place as an extra with silver solder. The lug is brazed the extension or tang silver soldered. When Bill built our tandem he said do you want a bilam on the head because I think it will look bloody plain without it, finish it of nice will you.
Best wishes and be lucky. Michael Butler Huntingdon UK.