Similar in a way to a plumber joining copper pipe by sliding the pipe into a pipefitting, heating, and filling the joint with solder.Brazing, as it is known, done at a higher temperature and the resulting joint is much stronger.
Over time they became more elaborate, almost a fashion accessory by which bike builders showed off their skills and differentiated their bikes.Overall , this is a very nice a collectable bike that is ready to ride. Although it is almost 20 years old it is a stunning example of an early all Ti bike. Anyone looking for an interesting bike to add to there collection, or want something interesting to ride that not every one has, this may be it. Mostly all original , with just the few parts swapped out over its life.It’s 1958, lightweight racing bikes are showing signs as possibly growing as a business.Mercier with Nervex lugs and frame number on head badge.One of the very few interesting cycle frames in the whole of Berlin, it seems. It is written that Mercier never used Nervex lugs..ideas?If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.