Re: [CR]Stinky DeRosa not Peroiod State of Art


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To: hersefan@comcast.net
Date: Thu, 8 Apr 2004 12:55:09 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]Stinky DeRosa not Peroiod State of Art
From: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

"The main goal of a framebuilder is to build a frame that will not fail. "

that's the goal of anyone who makes anything! if i were to extrapolate your reasoning (below) and use uneven brazing as an indicator of quality, longevity, or the like i'd steer clear of a major percentage of CR era bicycles. e-RICHIEĀ® Richard Sachs Cycles No.9, North Main Street Chester, CT 06412 USA Tel. 860.526.2059 site: http://www.richardsachs.com pics: http://photos.yahoo.com/bobbesrs rants: http://richardsachs.blogspot.com/

On Thu, 08 Apr 2004 16:44:19 +0000 hersefan@comcast.net writes: The main goal of a framebuilder is to build a frame that will not fail. An occasional brazing gap is no big deal, but when the brazing is very uneven it indicates the possibility of uneven heating - and possibly overheated tubing. That implies a greater likelihood of failure. I had assumed that based on DeRosa's reputation his early frames would be outstanding. I was mistaken and the photo on the web site confirms my observation. And the story of the failed DeRosa does nothing to diminish my concerns. Mike Kone in Boulder CO