Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Brian and Dylan hard at it in the B's in Eugene last week end. As a mechanic, that sand pit is no friend of mine.

Here's Devos front triangle almost fitted. If you look close, you can see the fixture is slightly askew. That's how I sneak up on getting a perfect flush fit on the miters. I have added that third vertical strut so I will be able to hold the top and down tube in place while I tack them as they tend to move due to the heat.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Some pics of some CERNITZ bikes in the slog at Krugers Sunday. Brineros didn't come out, Total Domination?

And, a very rough fit up of the down tube on Devins frame.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Obviously not at the pace I intended, but here is the seat tube mitered to the BB. The sharpie line is the end of the butt, 12mm. I'm going out now to final align, clean and flash braze.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Devins main tube set showed up last night. The frame will have a 28.5mm seat tube, a 31.8mm top tube that is a 36mm/28.2mm constant tear drop, and a 34.9mm down tube. The 36mm head tube and Paragon BB are already in the fixture. I anticipate fitting up the BB/seat tube tonight after work.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Since Devins tube set hasn't shown up yet, I assembled my rain bike. Alas, my new FSA seat post that matches the crank set didn't show up either. So the ugly old Ritchey will have to do for now.

Monday, November 1, 2010

While I'm waiting for Devos tube set to arrive, I finished painting my old rain bike frame. This is the one that was sand blasted with 25 grit Metcolite at probably 75psi. Pretty much ruined it with displaced metal and bulges, etc. But it rides just fine for me. What is the lion on the head tube? Anyone? We are taking off for San Diego and Cabo San Lucas, so that will give it plenty of time to cure.