Chuck has asked me to describe the nature of the discussion about frames that will take place in the Park on Friday morning. Each year we get together and those who wish to bring an interesting or unusual bike or frame for us to examine and talk about are welcome and encouraged to do so. We will check over construction methods, specific features, and unusal or exceptional work so that all of us can gain a better understanding of the nature of classic steel frames. Included are modern frames built by hand by makers who are still following "traditional" lugged or fillet brazed methods and design. The talk is an open forum and all are welcome to patricipate or just listen and learn. If anyone has any specific questions about how frames are built or the effects of various designs and materials I will do my best to give straightforward and informative answers. Typically there are several experienced framebuilders present to add insight and experiences to the discussion. If you have a burning question on this topic or have always wanted to know the truth about a myth regarding bike frames, now is the time to bring it on. Doughnuts (the breakfast of champions) will be served and also Pizza for lunch are part of the activities during this segment of the event. I believe we then saddle up and head out for an afternoon ride. We always have a great time and see some interesting and exciting stuff while we all boost out knowledge of the "mysteries and myths" associated with frames and framebuilding. Cameras welcome, but fair warning, I don't show up in photos nor have a reflection in the mirror. Scary, huh.
La Mesa, CA