[CR]Fillet-Brazed Schwinns (Ed Granger)

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli:Laser)

To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2008 07:29:02 -0400
From: <edvintage63@aol.com>
Subject: [CR]Fillet-Brazed Schwinns (Ed Granger)

The bikes Jerry is referring to and purchasing (Superior, Sports Tourer, Super Sport)?were indeed hand fillet-brazed, not electro-flash welded like the Varsity and Continental models. I believe Jerry posted the relevant link earlier, but here it is again:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/schwinn-braze.html

Ed Granger Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA

___________________________________________________________ "In 1973 wouldn't this bike have been "electro-forged" instead of filet brazed?

The drop outs don't look like electro-forged ones though, was there a price point above which the frames were filet brazed?

-Eric

Are these "fillet-brazed" Schwinns fillet-brazed same as the Varsity models were...? I recall reading somewheres that in truth the method of construction was not actually fillet-brazing but rather some automated brazing process what produced a joining that looked like fillet-brazing.

??????????? Nor Meyer in Mt. Vernon, IA"