Re: [CR]3Rensho lug thinning

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From: "Chuck Schmidt" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]3Rensho lug thinning
Date: Thu, 6 Sep 2007 10:28:31 -0700
To: Classic Rendezvous Bike List <>

On Sep 6, 2007, at 5:55 AM, John Betmanis wrote:
> At 07:43 PM 05/09/2007 -0400, Bianca Pratorius wrote:
>> I am pleased with the seat lug and bottom
>> bracket but every day I ride the bike I am shocked and dismayed by
>> the
>> two headtube lugs. They look like they were done by another builder.
>> The bike is beautiful in every way except for these two damn lugs.
> Obviously this is a great source of irritation. There's probably a
> logical
> explanation, such as the head lugs were another worker's
> responsibility who
> never got the job done and the frame went to painting the next day.
> Clearly
> a lapse in quality control. I have a similar flaw on my Nishiki
> Ultimate
> frame where the "gusset" on the top head lug could have been filed
> out, a
> minute's work, but was left untouched, and it irks me every time I
> look at
> it. I could see something like that being left on a frame produced
> in the
> thousands each year, but this was a limited production high end model.
> I'd say go ahead and fix it before repainting if you are up to it,
> and it
> appears that you can master these things.
> John Betmanis
> Woodstock, Ontario
> Canada

At this point I'd say that at the very least the list members deserve to see actual photos of the offending 3Rensho headlugs that have caused such shock and dismay to one of our own.

Chuck Schmidt
South Pasadena, California