[CR]Paul Reiss and fusion welding

(Example: Component Manufacturers)

Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2006 03:31:39 -0700
From: "Jay Sexton" <jvs@sonic.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
References: <MONKEYFOODt3HvoFOAm000024eb@monkeyfood.nt.phred.org>
Subject: [CR]Paul Reiss and fusion welding

Snipped from Fred Rednor;

Norris, Years ago, while doing some aircraft and race car welding, I performed a bit of work on straight gauge chrome-moly tubing. Occasionally, we would use tubing with wall thickness of about 1mm. You must use a _really_ small tip on the torch and be very careful about heat buildup.

Snipped from Norris Lockley;

So it appears that Reiss fusion -welded not bronze-welded hisframes. Some real craftsmanship here!!

In my (welding) world, fusion welding is melting metal together with NO ADDED FILLER. Is this your definition Norris? I would never put a bicycle on the road and trust it would stay together using fusion welding. Any chance you could supply photos of the areas you mention? I would like to see this.

Jay Sexton
Sebastopol, CA