Re: [CR]Spectrum 30th Anniversary frame

(Example: Humor)

Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 20:09:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Fred Rafael Rednor" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Spectrum 30th Anniversary frame
In-Reply-To: <000e01c5bfd9$5e2ccd10$210110ac@PETERTR0JQH071>

I might be mistaken but it looks as though Tom Kellog use both silver and bronze brazing rods on this frame. The rear dropout areas appear to be attached using bronze rod (which "fills" better) whereas most of the other joints appear to have been done with silver rod. Is that truly the case?
     (One time) youth wants to know,
     Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia (USA)

--- Peter Weigle wrote:

> Norris Lockley wrote,
> (snipped)
> >> > Hopefully the Spectrum frame was silver-brazed
> (USA-Speak), seeing that
> >> > the tubing used was Columbus S.
> > Columbus really had "a thing" about the necessity of using
> silver alloys
> > with these tubes rather than ...
> Norris , Columbus might have had "a thing" about using
> silver,,, but they
> failed to tell their fellow countrymen, who proceeded to
> build a gazzilion
> frames with their beloved brass/bronze rods.
> IMHO, the skill of the brazer, might be more important than
> the brazing
> alloy used. In the old days (classic content) I used mostly
> brass. These
> days mostly silver... Is there a difference in the quality,
> ride, or any
> thing else because of the alloy used? I don't think so...
> Oh, almost forgot, nice job Tom,,,er-ah Jeff!! 'Way ta
> show'em your stuff
> boyz!!!
> Peter Weigle
> Lyme Ct.
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