[CR]eBay outig, 62cm Ritchey with faux lugs?!?

Example: Racing:Jacques Boyer

From: "Thomas R. Adams, Jr." <kctommy@msn.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 19 May 2004 17:46:44 +0000
Subject: [CR]eBay outig, 62cm Ritchey with faux lugs?!?


ebay # 3678189477

Seen on ebay, this Ritchey bike. Aside from being an excellent looking, on topic bike by a prominent Amercian Builder, the seller (Filmschool, who I think is a list member) says that this frame is fillet brazed, then filed to look like it has lugs. Has anyone any background, reasoning or history of this style of tube joinery? I can't really tell from the pics how this work was accomplished.

Tom Adams, curious in Shrewsbury NJ