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Old 01-19-13, 12:28 PM   #1
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Photos of drilled holes

In a previous post I inquired regarding the purpose of drilled holes in my luged frame. Here are some photos that I hope will clear-up some questions. None of the holes are drilled through the tubes. The holes were drilled before the tube assembly and I my view they are purely cosmetic. I originally inquired of their purpose or intent. Much thanks to all who replied.
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Old 01-19-13, 12:32 PM   #2
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I didn't look at the other thread, but they look purely aesthetic to me.
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Old 01-19-13, 12:33 PM   #3
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you may wish to post the pics in the original thread, as you're potentially creating more questions than you're clearing up
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Old 01-19-13, 12:44 PM   #4
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you may wish to post the pics in the original thread, as you're potentially creating more questions than you're clearing up
Thanks. You are probably right about that.
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don't think it's aesthetic cuz they don't look so pretty to me. I'll bet you they were to save weight.
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you may wish to post the pics in the original thread, as you're potentially creating more questions than you're clearing up
+1 And each of your photos are out of focus.
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Aesthetic only. Weight savings is negligible.
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Plain weird. Fill 'em up when you repaint.
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Plain weird. Fill 'em up when you repaint.
I'd leave 'em, they are so unusual and a unique feature of the frame - imagine that matching with drillium brake levers and chain rings!
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Aesthetic only. Weight savings is negligible.
Probably aesthetic but may have also served to get better penetration when brazing.
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Nifty. Yeah, they are probably there just for fun and aesthetics. Perhaps the brazing is a possibility, but I'd guess just for looks. It might be fun to take a brush and paint in the holes to accent other colors on the bike or something like that. In any case, I dig 'em.
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Probably aesthetic but may have also served to get better penetration when brazing.
Yes Sixty Fiver I've read that from other framebuilders. Thanks.

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Old 01-19-13, 07:07 PM   #13
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Plain weird. Fill 'em up when you repaint.
Nope. I'm a believer that a thing is original only once.
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+1 And each of your photos are out of focus.
You just couldn't resist getting that dig in, could you? Feel better now?
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You just couldn't resist getting that dig in, could you? Feel better now?
How is asking for pictures in focus a dig??? You were asking for help. It "helps" to have pics as clear and in focus as possible to help folks id things. Cameras are not that hard to use.
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They are for Styling mainly, the alternate reason is that they help verify that the brazing has filled the sockets.

My guess is that this is an American built frame from the 70's. Not necessarily a bad thing.
I ran across a French frame recently, where the holes in the Nervex lugs were right at where the tow tubes intersect. I had drawn a set like that, but someone did it. Works best with investment cast lugs.
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