Re: [CR] Are Nervex lugs reusable?

(Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon)

From: "kevin sayles" <kevinsayles@tiscali.co.uk>
To: "Jon Spangler" <jonswriter@att.net>, "Dale Brown" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:07:32 -0000
Subject: Re: [CR] Are Nervex lugs reusable?


Yes......ideally be best if the head tube could be used as it is.......which means limited to size of frame.

The tubes could be reheated and drawn out, though a less damaging way would be to painstakingly grind the old tubes out, then when re building I'd go for silver brazing.

I have such a project to do myself....a 1953 Rotrax Concours........pics of the 'remains of the frame' are on my flickrsite http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevin_sayles_bikes/ I reckon I'll still have this project to complete when I retire in 10 years time........that is if I do retire?

cheers
Kevin Sayles
Bridgwater Somerset UK


----- Original Message -----
From: Jon Spangler
To: Dale Brown
Sent: Friday, March 12, 2010 5:35 PM
Subject: [CR] Are Nervex lugs reusable?



> Listers,
>
> My ebay saved search for "Peugeot" came up with an unusual auction this
> morning: someone has cut up a frame in order to
> offer just the "Nervex lugs" (from a previously-built bike!) for sale:
>
> ebay item# 280473362068
>
> Is this a good idea? Does it work to re-use "used" lugs on a new frame?
> I have never heard of this before, but the recycler in me likes the
> concept--IF it works...
>
> Jon Spangler
> Alameda, CA USA
>
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