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    Fillet brazing tangent tubes

    See my design below: Can this be done? Is the fillet strong enough to hold up?
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    that looks like a pretty normal seat cluster from what I'm seeing. I don't see any problem, maybe I'm looking at it wrong

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    Bullet head on seat tube end, side attached? This was the common method 30 or more years ago but with a cover plate over the side face, often with the builders name engraved in it.

    You will have no problem with it. It is a strong design, just not trendy these days.

    Eric
    If I don't make an attempt, how will I know if it will work?

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    Thanks for the feedback. The intent of the design is cruiser-style, with a continuous arc from the head tube to the rear dropouts. Using this attachment method, I think I can limit the seatstay to a bend (curve) in one plane and still get decent tire clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden boy View Post
    Using this attachment method, I think I can limit the seatstay to a bend (curve) in one plane and still get decent tire clearance.
    You can, with skinny (normal MTB) tires.

    Retrotec does it.

    Most people ply the Well Trodden Path. A few seek a different way, and leave a Trail behind.
    - John Hajny, a.k.a. TrailMaker

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