[CR]Spectrum 30th Anniversary Frame

(Example: Framebuilders:Cecil Behringer)

From: "Norris Lockley" <norris@norrislockley.wanadoo.co.uk>
To: <Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2005 00:04:47 +0100
Subject: [CR]Spectrum 30th Anniversary Frame

Just call me old fashioned but...

Isn't it great to see an immaculately mitred and brazed up frame as we used to build them as a matter of course before the dreaded tig-welded monstrosities came on the scene.

'i'.m glad the builder explained how he had beefed up the ears on the seat lug, but I'm not too sure about his machined treatment of the underside of the fork crown and the end of the steering column. What's the point of removing metal from that joint? Can anyone tell me? Surely a builder with this guy's ability can make a very tidy and flush joint without the need to resort to machining. Early builders, particularly the French, were keen to strengthen this area with either hardwood inserts or an extra piece of steel tubing either brazed into place or driven in.

I like the finish given by the blast media..I could do with a sackful of whatever he's used. Looks to me as though it's been sand-blasted and then followed over with glass bead blasting. Nice!

Norris Lockley..remembering the dark days before we had blasting cabinets and a choice of media...Settle UK