There isn't much class time left, so we're all working quite hard to finish our frames as fast as we can. Having prepped the dropouts yesterday, I got a demonstration on how to properly braze them on when I got to class - the dropout itself is heavier material, so Mr. Yamaguchi showed me how he mostly heats that area and then fills in the fishtail cuts with bronze brazing. I finished up the dropouts and my frame went in the tank.
|After silver brazing and soaking in the tub.|
|With half moons and some finishing.|
|Out of the tank and polished up!|
|Getting there. Notice the clamp on the chainstay - specifically crimped for a compact crank. Everything about this bike is very specific, and it's important to know exactly which parts will be used before building!!|
|The brake and derailleur cable bosses are visible. Starting to look like a truly functional machine.|
|Tiny little cable guide helmet dude!|