In a message dated 10/25/2004 5:57:16 AM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
<< Below is the link to Brian Baylis's answer and my original posting:
Of course, Brian is correct.
You comment: " wouldn't the tubes have to have been unduly heated to braze that with copper?"
The answer is yes, and that is why so many crack at the seat stay top eyes. It's amazing more didn't crack at the head tube & BB.
Maybe this is a testimony to the resilience of Reynolds 531 or maybe it's a testimony to how much poor building techniques they could get away with in making production frames?
This just reminds me how sublimely well made the frames are today of the Master builders such as (in careful alphabetic order) Baylis, Erickson, Gordon, Johnson, Kvale, Sachs, Weigle, etc. The craft has been raised to it's highest level in history.....