Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Here is a pic of the S3 .8mm wall head tube. The lugs are a little loose, but I have some 45% silver that should fill the bill. Who will be the guinea pig in the quest for lightness?

I silver brazed brians rear triangle last night and hope to finish it today, with the exception of all the filing and sanding. I noticed that the polished stainless dropout faces were being marred by the skewer, so I will return them to a sanded finish. I believe that that the softer faces provide a better grip fot the skewer though.

Hogging out the BB for weight reduction..............

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A completed dropout for Brians frame with the stainless faces sanded to 500 grit and polished. Not an art or show finish, kinda industrial for cross. So far, the combined weight of both stays and brazed on dropouts is 427gms. after the preliminary BB cut. Might be under 400 when fully mitered and the seat stay tabs are cut down.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Received a few XL lugsets from Dazza today. It really Seems that shipping is quicker from Australia than L. A., don't get it.

Brians frame well on its way to completion.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Devo has thrown down the gauntlet on his next SS, sacrificing all for light weight. We will use the S3 seat stays and I'll probably gut the lugs and BB with lightning holes, just like the old days. He could run these Columbus dropouts and cut the hanger off. It will save 26 gms.

And here is Brians front triangle, ready for final clean, sand , and silver braze. It came together real nicely. Sumpin to be said for traditional frames.