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Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique
From: <vergrandis@tesco.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 21:16:01 +0100
Subject: [CR][Fwd: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org]

> From: <vergrandis@tesco.net>
> Date: 2006/05/24 Wed PM 09:14:18 BST
> To: Hilary Stone <hilary.stone@blueyonder.co.uk>
> Subject: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> I am baffled this would obviously seem a non cyclists answer. Sound more like a marketing mans dream answer to me. Could be very wrong.
> Frank Southall, Alf Engers, Stan Butler all used normal size top tubed frames and had no trouble steering in TT's when dead turns were still common.
> Could I ask since you seem so knowledgeable and scientific in your answer what difference a fat tubed top tube frame made to your PB. Did it make it possible for you to go under?
> Sure a 1 1/8" top tube made no differnce to my times or ability to steer but head angles and fork offset most certainly did. Didn't Peter Post do one of the fastest rides ever in the Paris Roubaix on a conventional sized tube frame? Now this is where you want great responsive steering as any of us can vouch who have ridden on the same pave.
> Would be very interested to hear from the likes of Doug Smith and Norris Lockley who were both fast men in their day what they think on this subject. A 1954 1h 01m 21s and a 25m 57s by one of these was no mean ride back then or today with all the road and equipment improvements!
> I was only ever a middle-marker.
> Totally confused and baffled riding the Hoxton stones. Did you read this stuff in a catalogue?
> Kind regards Frank.
> Frank Cohen Hoxton UK

Frank Cohen Hoxton UK