Monday, March 18, 2013

 I have glass bead blasted the frame and applied the etch prime.

Now to finesse the little mis-matches, pits, etc. in the investment cast lugs.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

 The art frame is brazed up and I am prepping it for glass beading first thing in the morning.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Anvil canti boss jig comes handy for fixturing dropouts also.

 Here is a pic of finished and unfinished chain and seat stays.
A close up of the Nova investment cast seat stay cap.  A pair of them weigh a paltry 52 gms.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The front triangle is roughed in.  I still have to remove the shift cable adjuster bosses and drill the vent holes, etc.
 So how easy a fit up is the Sachs dropout.  A 90' cut and you are done, but when it is finished, it looks like you have spent hours in shaping scallops and pointing the tabs.
Here is another view showing the points.  And they weigh only 96 gms. a pair for those that watch that stuff.
The tubes have just arrived for the art bike, so time to get busy.  This is the first time I will be using Richie Sachs lugs, BB, and dropouts.  I have to say they are exquisite.  I'll elaborate more as the build progresses.