Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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.

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