Thursday, October 30, 2014

Putting in the internal routing for the the rear brake line.
 While I had the torch out, I silver brazed the stainless steel dropout faces on.
The finished exit port for the brake line.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Ready to braze in the stainless steel water bottle bosses.
 Cut in a window.
Brazing on the stainless steel Di2 port reinforcements.

Friday, October 17, 2014

 I needed to close up the down tube/seat tube angle a few degrees. Galvanized pipe along with an old Silca body and scrap pieces of tubing does the trick.
 The racking up begins. You can see I've already of the upper lug radius. It just didn't look good once it was placed on the head tube with the lower lug.
 I cut in a small window and removed the brace.
 All silver brazed and filing and sanding out the casting lines.
Done for the day, beer time!
The lugs are 90% finished, I will touch them up as the build proceeds and I obsess about the point lengths and symmetry.  The weight has been reduced from 147 to 109 gms. An ounce is an ounce.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I brazed the filler on and have rough shaped the point. I will do the final shaping along with the longer front point that I will add later.
 Brians frame set is finished. I just realized it is in the HFV colors. Took me a while, but cool!
 Like those cable guides and polished dropouts.

Showing the seat tube extension I repaired.
 The materials for Gregs frame are starting to arrive. Time to modify them.
Transferring the lower head tube lug pattern to the upper head tube lug.
 The rough cut is done. Now both lugs will have a symmetrical pattern while maintaining the 22 mm head tube extension.
The binder boss has been removed from the seat tube lug.
Ready to braze in a filler piece so I can create a point on the rear of the lug.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

We mounted the tail lamp to the Rain Speeder and it really looks good. We'll subject it to commuting for a couple of weeks to if any changes need to be made. I will paint the printed piece and lamp body one of the accent colors.

 Putting some colors on BWittys OBC.
Next in queue will be one of my signature frames taken to the extreme. It will run Di2 with low mount, internally routed, BR-785 hydro disc brakes.  It will be set up to run 32 mm tires with fenders, should he so desire. Nice!

Friday, October 3, 2014

 The filler piece is shaped and ready to be brazed.
 A little touch up ream and hone after the braze work.
I went ahead and polished the stainless dropouts.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

 Let's see if I can save this fine old frame.  I roughed out a pattern on a piece of tape.
That I then transferred to a piece of scrap head tube and cut out. Now just to shape it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

So I finished TFKs frames in gloss black with flat black forks and logo.Here's a couple of pics he shot after the builds. Racy!

I decided to braze the rockers on the much neglected mixte.

And OBC was stripped and blasted and ready for etch prime.
 It appears someone ran an under size seat post. The paint wasn't cracked, so I didn't see it. I won't rant and I'm unsure how I will repair as of yet.
 And I've filled and finished the dent in the Merckx MAX down tube. So she's ready for the paint process.

 Here's the first iteration of the tail lamp mount Dave and I have been working on. He 3Ded(is that a word?) the lamp mount. Then we bent some ss tubing and silvered in some ss over size water bottle mounts.