Monday, March 17, 2014

The seat stays are on and I'm fitting up the brake bridge.
All ready to silver braze in and the bridge weighs 16 gms. for those interested(Devo).  I also brazed in the stainless dropout faces.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

 The chainstays are prepped, cleaned, and ready for some brass.
 Test fit with the rear wheel after brazing.  The dimensions and alignment are per the drawing.
Put up the seat stay just to see how it's going to look.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I've been busy, but not taking any pictures.  Here is where the frame stands today.  J K asked about the long seat tube.  But, his comment ended up in the spam file some how, so I was late getting to it.  I select tubes by wall thicknesses and butt lengths to tune the frame to the riding requirements.  This is an HS3TTR that filled the bill with the exception of being too long.  I will cut the tube 50 mm above the top tube after any final alignment.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

 The internal cabling pieces came in today.

 Brazing the cable stop to the cable housing.  The fit is pretty loose, so I like to flare the cable housing with an awl to provide a better fit up.

Almost ready to silver braze to the down tube.
 And the finished product.
The silver brazed reinforcements for the Di2 wire ports are on.  I'll polish them later.

 The 7 mm x 8 mm holes are done and test fit with a grommet.
I went ahead and brazed the hooded dropouts to the chain stays.  I gotta say, easiest dropouts ever, and they look great.  Very minimalist, which is what I'm shooting for.