checking the straightness of the frame's "spine".
completed seat tube sub-assembly.
My segmented seat stays at the get-go - oily, greasy dirty aircraft 4130 chromium-molybdenum steel, baby!
fast forward through several proprietary steps and here you go.
.......and a few more and you have some swoopy seat stays ready for mitering.
......and then tacked to the frame.
fully tacked, ready for brazing.
a pretty nice one, there.
view from the shop: 2010 sunflower crop. we must have 10,000+ of them this year.
as My friend & fellow OZ builder & fellow framebuilder's collective member says "hard yakka"
Jo-Mo's in process hanging next to Auger's, which is waiting for parts. all I'm waiting for now are the Phil hubs & BB & the King headset + spacers..
and as if that's not enough, we are building a bike for my neighbor while he is here on the weekends, he let me snag his rock crew for our patio last summer.
Auger's parts. seven, yes seven vendors = seven separate orders. that eats up allot of time, folks. it will be really awesome, however! building the wheels for this one, too.
I also got out on a couple rides in the wood & suggest that you all do the same as well. That's right - step away from the haunted fishtank, throw you electronic gizmos as far as you can & go for a ride in the woods. Stop and actually look at all the wonders it holds while you are there, too. Flagstaff Penstemmon here.
I never tire of Sego Lilies.
Sally turned 14 and she is sadly winding down on hand cycling. heck, she's 100! she will get out more as it cools & we are going to take the pooches fishing on Mon.
Steve's eye view.
taking the turns pretty hot - great conditions!
Yep. I told you she was getting tired.
Friend Meg checking out a very nice Deer's Ears.
A tricky bit.
Denise & Meg.
little horny toad buddy.