Brian, If spades are natural - I guess you could say so are hearts and diamonds! I'm sure you will have plenty of examples on the other side of DeRosa and Pogliaghi.
I have a $10 (via paypal) reward for the first photo of a known PX-10 with a cutout lug window in the bottom bracket.
Jon M. Crate Marietta, Georgia USA
-----Original Message----- From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of firstname.lastname@example.org Sent: Monday, July 19, 2010 4:58 PM To: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: [CR] Ace of Spades
That is in fact correct. I'm pretty sure the spade cutout will be found on any number of "not-so-well-known" frames both before and since Mario. I myself have been cutting spades in lugs and BB shells since 1974. It's a common and natural thing to cut into a lugs.
La Mesa, CA
AFAIK, Peter Johnson�cut the ace of spades into his