Smoothness detail #1.
Smoothness detail #2.
Straight, damn straight.
Wheel check - just slides by with the largest tire I build an "average" 29er around, a Panaracer 2.35" Rampage - a full 58mm wide!
Smoothly brazed! I have a few no-file bikes coming up and this one would definitely pass muster.
one of my finest BB junctions to date. Very even throughout in both width and appearance, no porosities what so ever, no burning, no voids or globs, even pools and consistent radii.
We got out kayaking for the first time on the Rio since may - boy, time goes by quick. Lovely Wife here at the put in, 8AM.
Conditions absolutely could not have been better.
The aptly named "rainbow trout" Boy - some excellent angling.
Nice gold on this fellow. A quick look of appreciation & back in the drink.
A torrential monsoon thunderstorm swept down upon us and waterfalls erupted from above from the rampart leading up to the Paria some 800-1000ft above - stunning!
Farther down canyon was Yosemite-esque with cascades turning to mist.......