Just some recent photos. I've been trying to take shots and document my work here and there, but I get so wrapped up in what I'm doing it's hard to remember! I did manage to snag a few, so here they are.
Paragon dropout on the dummy axle in the jig! These dropouts are meant for low mount disc brakes and can take fenders and a rack. Perfect.
|The hanger is slightly crooked in the jig, but this was just a test to see how they'd look.|
|I was really worried about doing this and then it turned out to be super easy.|
A little bit of char...still working on my temperature control.
|With various safety goggles hanging off of it.|
The main triangle all internally brazed. After it cooled I soaked the flux off and then put it back in the jig...and it fit! I managed to keep all of my measurements and angles intact. Might seem like a little thing, but these tubes can really get pulled one way or another when they're brazed. The tubes sang nicely as I was brazing them.
Still no flux tank, so I took this home and did things in a slightly different way...
Now that the flux is off, I get to start on external brazing while waiting for the crank to come in. Once I get the crank, I can crimp and braze the super cool chainstays.
Also, after meeting with a pretty awesome friend of mine I can say that some really cool things will be happening in the future regarding this little venture! Stay tuned for what our bike powers combined will result in...