Thursday, April 10, 2008
getting back to buisness.
got good progress on trent's bike! just seatstay day left, then brazing and polishing/brazeons. and, since it's a touring bike, it's gonna have lots of them. and, some random shop pics - a shot of the downtube/headtube miter. nailed that right in the center, huh? you think that might be sorta sharp? and, a closeup of tacking/tinning. i sorta do a combo while i fit the tubes together for. pre-brazing alignment. i've found i can get better results doing tiny amounts of coldsetting if the seattube is fully "tinned", or having a very tiny braze all around it. when i do this, i go for maximum brass penetration, actually shoving brass into the joint while hot for a substantial internal fillet. good stuff! and, here's hairy wart doing some side work - mass producing seattube sleeves. it's great to have a whole box of stuff like this pre-made. and, a shot of just another reason to go to mexico - to buff out the hotsauce colection with blends unavailible here in the usa!