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Which is stronger a lugged frame or a butt welded frame

Old 03-10-17, 08:37 AM
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I have decent quality bikes using both, ther're still going strong after 25-30+ yrs of use.

I prefer the looks of lugs.
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Good welding jobs are stronger than the metal the weld is in.
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Originally Posted by rydabent
Yup------------high prices, and cheap construction.
Automated welding costs less per unit than manually brazing a lugged frame, but the catch is automated welding requires a huge initial investment to achieve that cost per unit advantage.
It's not "cheap", it's economical.
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