Thursday, November 23, 2006
thanksgiving seatstay cookin'
thanks for following the frame process! the first pic is the raw materials, 2 lengths each of 1/2" and 5/8" sitting on a schematic drawing of the ss with tire, brake boss and drop out possisions mapped out. then i brass braze them together, de-flux them and polish them up. now you figure out where the bend is, where the tire will be. too much bend and the canti bosses will be too far apart. but, there has to be room for fat 700c tires and fenders. i was going to do an s-bend, but went with single bend, as the clearence looked great and heel clearance was not an issue with the long cs's. on the jig, boy,that ss holder sure is cool! i hate the sound of ss's bouncing off the floor! more tomorrow, i'll miter the ss's and install the braces. then braze er' up! later! steve.