Re: [CR]Ebay Yellow Nagasawa Track...Exquisite... - Yes but...

(Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor)

Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 21:21:32 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <JohnThompson@new.rr.com>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: CR List <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Ebay Yellow Nagasawa Track...Exquisite... - Yes but...
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hersefan@comcast.net wrote:
> Forget the lack of file marks - those dropouts are a borderline
> insult to the spirit of fine framebuilding. With cast lugs and now
> the plug in faux cast dropout connections, the spirt of framebuilding
> is being lost...

Nothing "faux" about those. They are true investment cast dropouts, and quite nice if you like the look. Back in the early 80s I built a frame for a buddy using those:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/pictures/gallery/bikes?page=2

But I have to admit I like the traditional drops better, personally.

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John (john@os2.dhs.org)
Appleton WI USA