Saturday, November 26, 2011
Now that the Tryptophan has worn off, I can get back to work on Tinas frame. I identified and marked the high spot of the bow on the 3 main tubes to make sure the triangle is assembled with them in plane. I did some carving on the seat tube port just to dress it up a little. I also reconfiguredthe port angle a little with the die grinder, workingtowardsthat 55.6 degree between the down and seat tubes.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Here is an "almost" final dwg. of Tinas frame. Due to her opting for 700s and the low stand over heigth, there are some tight front triangle angles. The bb shouldn't be any problem, but the head tube lugs will probably turn into a mono-lug with re-angled ports. Her tube set is S3 and Columbus with Llewellyn lugs and bb. The drop outs are Long Shin adjustable that weigh in at 135 gms., definitely going to hog out the windows on them.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The head badges are going to look great. I got as far as a brush finish on this one, but will take it to a full polish tomorrow, I hope. I got completely wrapped around the axle on the tubing diameter size for the internal shift cable routing. Spent way too much time fussing over .32 mm difference between tubes that I bought and one I found on-line. Couple of brews and a good nights sleep and I'll have my answer in the morning. I started setting up the rear triangle by bending the tabs 7 degrees and slotting the chainstays.
I went shopping yesterday for the proper brass and ss tube diameters for the internal routing of the shift cables and got them all but one. I'll look some more today when I go to the weld shop. I spent the morning drilling various holes and attaching the water bottle bosses. I also managed to find a way to shape the larger head badge. Major Dave might fab one for me or I think I can get one from Paragon. It's amazing the detail the laser cutters can accomplish.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
The redesigned head badges showed up today! Thanks again Jed! Now to shape and polish a couple to see how they look.