Re: [CR]Re: Spectrum brazing and Silver vs. Brass - OH NO !!!

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Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 06:51:34 GMT
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Spectrum brazing and Silver vs. Brass - OH NO !!!


I know of another framebuilder who used brass on 753. The results were tragic for both parties (builder and owner of bike).

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA I guess that's 4 posts. Time to clam up.

-- John Thompson wrote:

Cheung, Doland wrote:
> Didn't 753 require silver brazing, along with the Reynolds builder
> certification skill?

Getting 753 certified, at least in the early 80s, involved brazing a sample joint or two with 753 tubing, sending them in to Reynolds, and having them do destructive testing on the joints. Reynolds insisted on silver solder and I don't know anybody personally who tried it with brass, but there is a story, perhaps apocryphal, that Cuevas insisted on using brass for his 753 frames.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA