Originally Posted by rothenfield1
I was just about to pull the trigger on putting some good money into this super nice chromed 90's Bianchi frame when I saw what looks like a crack in the downtube lug. IS THIS SERIOUS? PLEASE, PLEASE help a poor guy with a Bianchi dream out here!
if that lug is cracked
then it is nothing to do with tension etc
but really more about piss poor brazing.
It looks some of the lug is holding onto the tube and some it is letting go because the whole joint is not fully brazed and that is why the lug is tearing above the unbrazed portion.
It may look sweet because the man with the torch wet the shorelines
but it was Friday and he was meeting Maria at the bar and he was eager to ..............
or he was just lousy at his job.
Proper brazed joints do not fail like that