Nuovo Richie Seat Lug on Vice –
From my personal collection.
Artist’s statement: A lug is a multifunctional, multidimensional part. A holding device for two tubes that hope to have a long romance. Lugs are often brazed by a person who thinks less and feels more. Grab a lug you pay homage to a process perfected when the streets of time and money were less likely to intersect. When you wouldn’t find a time-clock where your bicycle was made. When you coast down the road on your frame brazed with lugs, its maker is riding with you. And will for decades. Maybe more.