True Temper, Columbus, Reynolds:
For the high end stuff, they're all pretty much the same steel, just different brand names, right?
Any reason to go with a removable seat post collar instead of one thats built into a lug?
I see a lot of top tube internal cable routing for the rear brake.
Why is there never internal routing for the downtube & chainstay rear shifter cable?
Does that make the shifting a little sticky, with the cable bending in & out of the frame?
What about rack braze ons.
If they are the kind that are imbedded into the tubing, or if they are just brazed on the outside of the tubing, does it make any difference other than looks?
I imagine it would make the tubing a little less sturdy to have the bolt screwed directly into it, but would it be noticeable at all?
Does stainless steel offer any perks or drawbacks, other than looks?
Do you need to clear coat stainless steel to keep it from rusting, or will it hold up like chrome?
Do lugs offer anything other than classic looks?
Does it make the frame stiffer, or stronger?
I appreciate any info you can spare,