Re: [CR]Closed off tubing?

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Avocet)

Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 15:36:47 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Closed off tubing?
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Bianca Pratorius wrote:
> Rarely do I see brazed frames with lugs that have no access to one or
> more of the tubes. My new Gios has no breather hole on the fork blades.
> It also has no breather holes on the seat stays. How is this even
> possible?

Most likely they were filled just prior to painting, although sometimes they can be hidden quite cleverly. Some fork crowns, e.g. Henry James, allow venting through the crown to the steer tube; holes can be drilled in non-obvious places like the relief holes in blade reinforcement tangs, etc.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA