Greg Parker wrote:
> I gotta jump in here as a fellow Engineer (but also as a vintage lightweight
> bikeaholic) and agree more with Steve than Chuck (but I can see Chuck's
> intent I think).
> How can we say that the current crop of TIG-welded whatevers made by the
> gazillions in the Orient (or a factory in the US for that matter) are "equal"
> in style and purpose to the craftsmanship of, oh, I dunno..., a Confente for
> There just ain't no comparison. (cut)
Not equal in style and purpose? TIG'd whatevers? (Not everything is TIG'd Greg.)
Just different eras. The exact same thing only different ;) I can remember when lugless construction was ultra cool. Style and purpose? I can see it in current bikes, can't you? There is a comparison!