Dear all, I am very ignorant on these technical matters but I do remember being in Titch Morris's shop & workshop in the early 70's when he showed me a Holdsworthy built Claud Butler he had in for repair. This had the bottom bracket spot welded prior to brazing up, he was really cursing (very unusual for him) and said what a terrible working practice this was, must have made it very difficult for him to repair. Was this normal practice back then and does this still go on? Apparently a lot of the Butlers, Grubbs, Macleans and Holdsworths are like this I have since been told. On all the ones I have ridden they seem to ride okay and are as much appreciated today as when they were built. Be interested in your comments as KOF builders. Just going out the door for a century ride. Bitterly cold but beautiful March sunshine. Perhaps I might go sarf for the Boot & Back? Best wishes and be lucky Mick Butler Hunts. UK.
> Pete Geurds wrote:
> > Didn't some manufacturer's tack tubes together
> with copper and then do
> > the brazing?
> > Not having the frame in hand (it's hard to tell
> brass from copper in the
> > picture) makes me wonder.
> If you overheat brass, you'll burn off the zinc and
> leave mostly copper
> -John Thompson (email@example.com)
> Appleton WI USA
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Thats all for now. Keep those wheels spinning, in your memories if not still on the road. Be lucky Mick Butler Huntingdon UK.
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