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Whats a lug then............

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by Panter, 13 Feb 2008.

  1. Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    As title?

    I found this on Sheldon Brown:





    So, its just a join then? why are they talked about in such revered terms? anyone care to enlighten this ignoramus :thumbsdown: ?
     
  2. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    i suppose it's because lugs look neater.

    my old steel bike has lugs, but both alu bikes just have welded joints.
     
  3. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
  4. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    them engineers eh?

    stacks of ways of joining things and there is a need to differentiate one from the other
     
  5. OP
    OP
    Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    Thanks guys :ohmy:

    I understand now, very nice indeed :tongue:

    I used to own a Yamaha YZF1000 R1 motorbike that had beautifully welded joints on the frame, but they weren't as ornate as those in the link :thumbsdown:
     
  6. John Ponting

    John Ponting Über Member

    Location:
    Herts
    nor are the welded joints on most aluminium frames. The R1 was good but it was still just a weld holding two sections together. Lugs became almost an art form in their own right.
     
  7. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Lugs are nothing more than a plumbing joint. Frame building pseuds made them into fancy shapes to try and convince cyclists that the everyday kit they churned out was some special work of art.

    The still keep men with beards in masturbation fantasies even today. The rest of us can thank God that we are rid of the ugly lumps of usless weight on our frames.
     
  8. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    But surely making stuff into fancy shapes is what defines a work of art?
     
  9. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    The Mona Lisa is a work of art. A lug is a device for holding two tubes together, no matter what shape you make it.
     
  10. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Bloody Luggite...
     
  11. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    :smile::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::ohmy::
     
  12. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    Blue is the Holdsworth, about 57 yr old and resprayed at least once...
    The Black is an Evans Saracen early 531 MTB, early '80's...
    Oh, and the beautiful lugless aluminium finish on my 2004 TCR1...
     
  13. OP
    OP
    Panter

    Panter Just call me Chris...

    I must be a lucky bunny indeed :thumbsup:


    Whilst I fully appreciate the beautifully, but robotically welded joins on a modern sportsbike, or the flawless finish on fab foodies TCR, I also really like the detailing on the "old fashioned" lugs (lovely pics BTW) :thumbsup:


    All points to the same thing I suppose, 2 wheels is GOOD :ohmy:
     
  14. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    what if it's mona lisa shaped?
     
  15. Wouldn't be very practical.