"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
Richard Sachs Cycles
No.9, North Main Street
Chester, CT 06412 USA
On Thu, 08 Apr 2004 16:44:19 +0000 email@example.com 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