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Old 08-06-2008, 07:53 AM
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That's really nice!!!


Hows about a few more???
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:38 AM
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For me it's knowing how hard it is to lay a fillet down that doesn't look like bird feces, as well the skill it takes it polish it down.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:41 AM
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As a kid I envied all my buddies and their fillet brazed schwinns, now I'm looking at all these pictures you guys are posting the same way.

Ouch, those bikes are sweet.
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:23 AM
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I get nostalgic about one of my early bikes, a fillet brazed Schwinn Sports Tourer. It wasn't light but it rolled beautifully. Those old Schwinns were under-appreciated. Sheldon Brown has a great article on them:

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/schwinn-braze.html
I really dig fillet brazed bikes (a mid-1990s Moser comes to mind). The strange thing is that IMHO the joints don't end up looking a whole lot different than those on an aluminum Cannondale or even an old Schwinn Varsity or Continental.

This observation means that I probably don't deserve to own a fillet brazed frame - ever.

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Old 08-06-2008, 11:38 AM
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I really dig fillet brazed bikes (a mid-1990s Moser comes to mind). The strange thing is that IMHO the joints don't end up looking a whole lot different than those on an aluminum Cannondale or even an old Schwinn Varsity or Continental.

This observation means that I probably don't deserve to own a fillet brazed frame - ever.

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Old 08-06-2008, 11:42 AM
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I really dig fillet brazed bikes (a mid-1990s Moser comes to mind). The strange thing is that IMHO the joints don't end up looking a whole lot different than those on an aluminum Cannondale or even an old Schwinn Varsity or Continental.

This observation means that I probably don't deserve to own a fillet brazed frame - ever.

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Great. Thanks Tom. You just blew this whole thread for me!
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Old 08-06-2008, 11:46 AM
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Great. Thanks Tom. You just blew this whole thread for me!
Sorry 'bout that.

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Old 08-06-2008, 11:59 AM
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As a kid I envied all my buddies and their fillet brazed schwinns, now I'm looking at all these pictures you guys are posting the same way.

Ouch, those bikes are sweet.
Being an idiot about such things for quite a while, I always thought that the Varsity, Continental and some other lower models were somehow brazed. Then I read the linked article in the Rivendell Reader. Of course, it begs the question - if it looks fillet brazed (and had real rear dropouts instead of crappy stamped steel) and somehow the strength, weight and ride characteristics could be duplicated, does it really matter how it was made? After all, it's not like any of us would strip the paint to check the brazing technique.

http://sheldonbrown.com/varsity.html

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Old 08-06-2008, 01:04 PM
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Being an idiot about such things for quite a while,...

http://sheldonbrown.com/varsity.html

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That's interesting, I didn't know that's how Schwinn did it. But I loved the look anyway, Fillet Brazed or not. Sure beats the giant nasty welds on my Taiwanese Alu/Carbon bike.
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Wait for it...Fillet-brazed custom lugs... now go clean your screen.
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:10 AM
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Let me sit back about six feet so I can take that one in...




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Old 08-15-2008, 04:27 AM
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rosss's sweet fillet Yamaguchi........Yummy!!!


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Old 08-15-2008, 04:58 AM
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:38 AM
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With apologies to DK, I saw one of these at RAGBRAI last month. I had heard about the joy of Rex from some on this board but didn't full appreciate it until I saw it in person.

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