Re: [CR] Melton frame w/ internal bb lugs

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From: "Diane Feldman" <>
To: "First Flight Bicycles" <>, <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Melton frame w/ internal bb lugs
Date: Sat, 11 Aug 2001 07:48:28 -0700

That's the exact way the first Serotta Colorados were made. With the frame bare of parts it is possible to feel up inside the seat and down tubes, and the first version of that frame used a standard bb shell so between feeling the inside and noticing the stock Everest cable guides and chainstay sockets, there's the answer. Since Serotta brought the Colorado model out after (I think) Melton stopped making frames, maybe frames like yours were
the prototype.
David Feldman

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From: First Flight Bicycles
Sent: Saturday, August 11, 2001 6:42 AM
Subject: [CR] Melton frame w/ internal bb lugs

> I just picked up a large sized Melton frame and fork made of True Temper
> tubing. The frame is regular lug construction except the seat tube and down
> tube have been enlarged and place over the lug. These junctions are then
> filet brazed.
> Was this a common way of making a stiffer frame? Just curious since this
> was the first time I had seen this.
> Jeff Archer
> First Flight Bicycles
> 216 S. Center St.
> Statesville, NC 28677
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