OK- Here I go again and take the dive into another frame. It's been 5 years since I started my previous ones, 2 years after completing them. Some of you know that my excuse for the long completion period was loosing my first wife. This time around my reason for the "what will be a too long a process" will be my new life and the time spent getting houses sold and bought. This frame might not be the first to be finished off in a different shop then it started in.
I will post a shot or two as I get steps done, but I won't take up too much of this forum's band width. Most of the photos and discriptions will be found on my Flicker Site. The photos I do post will be the more interesting ones. Unique aspects, home made tooling and that sort. Less fine lug shore lines and more process.
So #830 will be a classic dimensioned road bike with S&S couplers. My first one with them. It will have some SS bits, mostly the cable fittings, head badge and the couplings. The lugs have a little bit of scallop at what were the points. Construction will reflect my 30+ years of playing around, some bronze, some Silver.
My flicker is Bikesbystewart-- Stewart #830 - a set on Flickr --is the set for this bike.
The attached shots are of the initial braze on making. Being a life long shop wrench (and in the bike business that means you do a lot more) I have spent a lot of skin and frustration in dealing with the way commercial bikes are rigged. Cable stops too close to things, too much interference with accessories, casing loops too tight, bottle bosses poorly positioned or off center. You know the ilk. As i progressed with my building i have tried to have my braze ons reflect a working style. Easy to detatch cables to service, rack and fenders with clear strut pathways, bottles low and easy to remove. These initial braze ons are the result of all this. Visit over the weeks/months and see how they fit together and why. Andy.
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