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
> 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
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> Statesville, NC 28677
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