[CR]Re: lug/socket dropouts

Example: Bike Shops

Date: Sun, 7 May 2006 13:27:59 -0700 (PDT)
From: David Feldman <feldmanbike@yahoo.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: lug/socket dropouts

"lug" dropouts are harder to manipulate into different angles than the process of grinding and shaping the tangs on forged dropouts. Also, to my eyes anyway, one of the areas where a framebuilder can play with visual fine points is in the joining of stays and blades to dropouts--if you've ever looked at how Bruce Gordon or Rene Herse have executed the "hollow" look or how Richard Sachs does the "Italian" type finish you will understand the appeal of this.
David Feldman
Vancouver, WA