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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…