King of the molehills
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Detroit 'burbs, east side.
Bikes: '04 Giant OCR2, '87 Schwinn World Sport F/G conversion, '85 Schwinn Super Le Tour, '92 Trek 820
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Pardon me for reviving/hijacking this thread. A search on "bond, bonded, bonding" brought it up.
My thought was, would building lugged & bonded frames be a low(er) cost, less technically challenging method (as it would involve little or no brazing/welding and tricky tube mitering) for the hobbyist/novice framebuilder? Just buy lugs, tubing, cut latter to length and glue it up? (Leaving aside, for the sake of this discussion, the intricacies of geometry and fit.)
Though I never aspired to be a framebuilder, lurking here now and then out of mere idle curiosity has begun giving me "ideas".
It could just be cabin fever talking...