Re: [CR]Re Campy Ti Dropouts

(Example: Framebuilding:Restoration)

Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 15:20:07 -0800
From: "Kurt Sperry" <haxixe@gmail.com>
To: Michal Knudsen <stircrazysavant@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re Campy Ti Dropouts
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<stircrazysavant@yahoo.com> wrote:
> According to local Minnesota lore, Campy made 25 or so of these ti horizontal drop outs for Cecil Behringer for his silver brazing attempts with titanium. As many may know, he was an avid metalurgist and many feel was the first at least to silver-braze titanium frames. Some had single eyelets, some without. I believe John Barron may have a few words about these, as the last few pairs he acquired came out of Terry Osell's shop here in Minneapolis.
> Mike Knudsen Saint Paul, Minnesota

Which raises the obvious questions: Was the silver brazing process viable? Did any get brazed up into a frame or frames, and if so what became of them?

Kurt Sperry
Bellingham WA