RE: [CR]Holy mackerel, 77 Masi Prestige Fiera


From: "David Bilenkey" <dbilenkey@sympatico.ca>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Holy mackerel, 77 Masi Prestige Fiera
Date: Wed, 2 Nov 2005 09:43:03 -0500
Organization: Bilenkey Industrial Design
In-Reply-To: <145.510aaa96.30999deb@aol.com>


Balsa wood?

I can imagine shaping a balsa plug to fit the inside of the tube and then after the tube has it's holes inserting it and then cleaning out the exposed wood, sealing and painting.... But looking at the shape of the tubes I'd expect that it would have been pretty hard to get them in there. And looking more closely I can't see any tubing edge...

Maybe the goal wasn't weight loss, but strength. Those could be sections of tube that have been squashed and brazed into the holes....

I'll stop guessing now!

David -- David Bilenkey Ottawa, Ontario, Canada dbilenkey@sympatico.ca
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> In a message dated 11/1/2005 9:19:23 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> chuckschmidt@earthlink.net writes:
>
> << Here's the links to pix of the holy chainstays:
>
> http://www.speedbicycles.ch/234/win_004.html#
> http://www.speedbicycles.ch/234/win_040.html#
> http://www.speedbicycles.ch/234/win_039.html#
> http://www.speedbicycles.ch/234/win_024.html#
> http://www.speedbicycles.ch/234/win_023.html#
> http://www.speedbicycles.ch/234/win_021.html#
> http://www.speedbicycles.ch/234/win_005.html#
> >>
>
> So......... what are we to suppose is filling those holes?
> Ricotta cheese?
> It's kind of funny, as cool as that looks, it's hard to
> imagine that whatever
> was used to fill the "innards" weighs less than those little
> slivers of steel
> that were removed.... But, why be logical or practical when
> considering the
> romance of creativity?
>
> Dale Brown
> Greensboro, NC USA