[CR]Re: Cutout bottom brackets.

(Example: Framebuilding:Brazing Technique)

Date: Sat, 16 Jun 2007 13:30:22 -0700
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: "Waldo Magnuson" <magnuson@mac.com>
cc: Waldo Magnuson <magnuson@mac.com>
Subject: [CR]Re: Cutout bottom brackets.

Hi Chuck,
      My guess is the cutouts were only to save weight. I have a 1973 Italvega SuperSpeciale which has no BB cutouts and the 1974 Italvega SuperLight did have cutouts. Both were top of the line for their year.
    Usually there was a plastic liner inside but I agree with you why open up the frame and bearings to moisture and dirt to save a few ounces. Skip Magnuson Spokane, WA USA