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NERVEX PRO lugs(3 posts)

NERVEX PRO lugsmackgoo
Feb 25, 2003 12:33 AM
What Vintage are these things? Who would have used them? What tube sets were in use? What would have been the top of the line components used durring that era?
re: NERVEX PRO lugsNessism
Feb 27, 2003 9:08 AM
I'm sure there are people more qualified to answer this question than myself...that said, Nervex lugs are "old school" lugs which is a bit of an oximoron (new school lugs?). They are what's know as "pressed" lugs as apposed to "cast". This means that they are formed by bending/folding sheets of steel into a lug shape and then welded to join the sheet together. Cast lugs are made by pouring molten steel into a mould to form the lug - I think the Cinelli Super Corsa was the first frame (or the frame to popularize?) cast lugs .

Back in the heyday of lugs in general, many highend builders prefered pressed lugs because they are more ductle and easy to shape and form into unique shapes. Prodution builders often prefered cast lugs because the net shape is more exact which speeds up the building process.

I think the Pro lugs were one of the last models (oximoron - newer lugs?) that Nervex made and they were more ornate than most of their other models.

I'll shut up now since my facts are somewhat shakey on this subject. No doubt, someone like Richard Sachs could write a book on a subject like this!

Links to more informationNessism
Feb 27, 2003 9:17 AM