San Diego was great for riding and brewery hopping. I have a couple of frame paints and mods coming in along with a build or two, including one for me. So I thought I would make up some head badges ahead of time. Crude, but effective.
I'm going to replace my Kandy Apple Red lugged frame with a fillet brazed one. My objective is to build a more "modern" style frame. I'm using hooded dropouts and a 44 mm head tube, since they are all the rage these days.The tubes will be all S3 and I hope to be under 3 lbs. 6 oz., which is the current frames weight. But, here is the problem. This beautiful flared head tube is too dang heavy! I think I can duplicate it with a piece of straight wall tubing and some filleted reinforcing rings.