After a short hike through about a foot of powdery snow, I started right where I left off with tacking the chain stays and dropouts into place. Tacking and brazing are starting to get a bit more difficult with the inclusion of more tubes, as the frame has to be worked from some funky angles. I worked quickly to tack so that I could move onto the seat stays.
|The chain stays tacked to the bottom bracket.|
|And the dropouts! Notice the plate holding the dropouts in place so that they're aligned. Another homebrewed tool!|
|The dropout end of the seat stays, slotted, drilled, and sanded.|
|Here's the special jig to hold the stays in place while they're filed.|
|I kept looking out at the snow. Spring in Colorado is weird.|
|The first straight blade fork, circa 1979.|
|All internally brazed up!|
|A quick, but delicate process.|
|Simple, aero, and pretty sweet.|
|A little more brazing and this fork is forked!|
|Oh man I can't wait to ride this.|
While I'm pretty psyched about my frame so far, I'm also a bit sad that my time here is almost up. I'm trying to enjoy every moment while I can.