Friday, July 31, 2009

A Crude, but effective way to find the high spot of the bow. As I started to determine and measure out the butts, it occured to me that two of the tubes were too long by 19mm. I called Hank and he was unsure as to the actual butt length. He will talk to the manufacturer and get back to me. Hmmm, possibly end up with straight gage tubes? The other photo is a new mandrel I'm making for pinching the chainstays.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Sorry Devin, Tina picked me up today, so I brought the tubes home along with more beer from grateful customers. The five tubes weigh 768 grams uncut. Hopefully, the BB will show tomorrow so I can start cold working the joints. Jeff will bring in a R. Sachs frame for me to transfer the gruppo off his Merkx to also tomorrow. Gonna be a fun day!

Here is a shot of Devin's future cross ride. It will be constructed out of Columbus SL and True Temper S3/HOXPLAT tubes. The lugs will be the Slant 6 compacts from Llewelyn and the BB a Kirk Pacenti XL OS Artisan. Can't wait, hopefully the BB will arrive today.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Still learning my way around this blog format. This is the only materials so far, the beautiful Paul dropouts.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Getting started......................

I am going to attempt to, rather accurately, chronicle the fabrication of a lugged bicycle frame.