i was trolling ebay and came across this nice Bianchi. while looking through the pics i found it odd that there were no nuts securing the brake calipers, then i read the description,
"...Unique frame features and exceptional craftsmanship include sculpted, filled, thinned and finished lugwork and brazed-in brake pivots..."
the ebay listing has a pic of the back side of the fork crown.
WTH? how often was this done? never seen this before.
any benefits to braking performance or purely cosmetic/functional?