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What is your favorite frame construction method
Tig Welded - clean simplicity 56%  56%  [ 10 ]
Full Fillet Brazed - elegant smooth transitions 28%  28%  [ 5 ]
Lugged - a nod to our origins, simple to fantastic 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Bonded - carbon and Ti, AL and Steel...let's mate em 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Monocoque - love them Trimbles, Kestrels, and Balsa Wood! 17%  17%  [ 3 ]
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:13 pm 
BoTM Winner
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Ok guys, just curious as to what tickles your fancy. Given the diversity of our retro rides, what construction method do you fancy for your frame and why?

Once decided, what do you feel is the best example of that work? Got a pic, please share.

cheers,

rody


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:18 pm 
B.o.T.Y. Winner / Gold Trader
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monocoque for me, nice neat smooth lines :wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:28 pm 
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tig for sure, on steel.

I like a really small neat weld, that is almost a nice butt joint. Some of the handbuilt Hots/Rocky's/Fats/Ifs etc. Nice. No photos to hand, but will hunt about. Nowhere to hide with this technique!!

Ali fillets just too big and ugly :(
Brazed is too easy to bodge and file
Lugged not bad, certain neatness
Monocoques don't float my boat - though works with carbon road bikes :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:24 pm 
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Full fillet for asthetics.
Tig for engineering integrity.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 8:53 pm 
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yep fillet for me i had a custom fillet brazed bike built by dave hinde yes i know a lot of persons don,t like him but he is one of the nices blokes i have ever met. as for the frame 2.8 lbs nemo fillet brazed lovlieness


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