Sunday, April 22, 2007
progress on touring bike with some detail shots
didn't get the bike done, but got the chainstays on straight, which is super critical. built some wheels to go to queens, n.y. with white ind. hubs and sun rims as well. soooo....here's a close-up of the spearpoints, supertight and done with nothing but a hacksaw and some files. and, a shot of the off-set miters. had to go with true temper 27x18 single bend stays as the 30x16 s-bends just wouldn't work with road cranks. and, here are the drops after brazing, nailed on the 1st shot! no cleanup there. and finally, a shot of what is starting to look like a bike. no framework today, off to the trails! steve.