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For The Love of Lugs

Downtube lugs on a custom Ira Ryan frame.
Downtube lugs on a custom Ira Ryan frame.

Those of you who know me, know I love steel frames and lugs. Everything I ride is primarily steel, and preferably has lugs. If they are polished and shiny, all the better. It’s such a blessing to live in the Northwest and close to Portland, where we have a plethora of custom framebuilders, many of whom seem to have the same love.

I was crusing Flickr the other night and thought I’d share some great examples of lugged frames, both old and new. Click through to see a collection of pics from Flickr…

Colnago Future frame and fork
Colnago Future frame and fork
Pretty polished Henry James lugs.
Pretty polished Henry James lugs.
Old and dirty lugs.
Old and dirty lugs.
Bruce Gordon frame lugs.
Bruce Gordon frame lugs.
Chrome lugs on an Italvega.
Chrome lugs on an Italvega.
Far out funky flaming lugs.
Far out funky flaming lugs.
Vintage custom frame built in France in the 60s.
Vintage custom frame built in France in the 60's.
Classic Colnago club logo, sweet against the blue.
Classic Colnago club logo, sweet against the blue.
Love this contrast of green and chrome.
Love this contrast of green and chrome.
Lugs and downtube shifters.
Lugs and downtube shifters.
1982 Marinoni with lugs.
1982 Marinoni with lugs.

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