here's the seat tube and the custom sleeve before brazing. one of the holes is for the slot that the seatpost clamp closes to hold the post in place, the other two are vent holes for the double toptubes.
here, the seattube sleeve is silver brazed in place and tacked to the bottom bracket shell and i'm checking to make sure that the assembly is straight. this will be the spine of the frame, so i want to make sure that it's straight, strong, and good to go.
front triangle all tacked up except for the "kicker tube", the second lower toptube. i'm waiting until tomorrow to fit it, it's a finicky fit and i was sorta looped out from doing all of sam's braze-ons this morning and then powering out this afterwards. looking good!
got going on j. reddan's 29er cruiser and it's coming right along - i hope it continues throughout the build! i'm just dropping a quick post, i'll have more as it progresses and becomes more cruiser-like. it's going to be a beauty, and it will be off to live in illinois.........steve.