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    Mitre the seat stays by hand
    just never got around to setting up a thingy to rough them out by machine





    Seat tube vent, well why not



    Titanium braze finger



    Third bottle mount under the DT



    Reinforcements reduce the chance of a tear when the cage is badly bumped, as in a fall



    Internal rear cable route, with the casing terminating just inside the TT with an annealed brass tube connecting.



    The reinforcement cover is cut from Metax HT, which is very important if one does not want a failed top tube after many years of HARD USE. There is the easy way, or the right way, according to my current opinion.



    all set to go









    Sanded, to polish later

    Cheers Dazza
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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Nope, must be another Bryan! I was hanging out with an Aussie girl in Idaho back then... Thanks for asking though!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza View Post
    Thank you. My pleasure.
    Bryan, are you the same chap who worked a bit with the Aussie team at Tour du Pont circa 1996?

    Cheers
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    Man triangle tacked, align . HT is squared off in the lathe, deburred tolerance is max .30mm over 300mm of HT to ST post brazing and reaming.



    Ready to cook up



    cooked



    Flux washed off



    Filing to even up the seat lug and taper the lug



    Fitting the stays



    Seat stays are cleaned and tap tap into place





    cook up

    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Bridges are set to .50mm , no spacer washers to get the Mudguard line sweet
    Yep, it can be done.
    Ya needs de special thingy







    onto the chainstay bridge and mudguard stud





    whoops, fuzzy
    Cooked up with brass



    clean up



    back to the beautiful thing







    ready to go in



    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Stainless steel spoke carriers are cooked into place



    Straight cable pulls to the cantis is a must for me. Smoother, positive brake feel. Parallel cable run the seat stays and thus perpendicular to the brake arms.
    Thus I measure and sort some little jiggy things to do this.





    No free hand by eye, errrrrr, squared and measured off the inspection table.



    The boss has an M5 adjuster thread and is stainless steel. It is errrr to my thoughts to see set ups with no adjuster with road brake lever use. How do you chaps account for pad wear? Shifting the stirrup along the brake cable is errrrr and fraught with peril. Beats me!
    Cook up starts, more curves are added, Stay tuned for later.



    Cooked up and ready for the pickle tank

    Cheers Dazza
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    Finish work begins before I start on the racks
    Rear brake cable stopper, some curves to give elegance to compliment the curves of the racks to come. Stainless and M5 adjuster thread.



    Studs for M5 Nyloc nuts. No worky worky loose, rattly rattly fall off oh good grief moments that you will have with screws.



    Seat lug filed.



    never perfect, but no need for slogans to hide it



    About to attack the top head lug





    I was seeking some thing neater, a cuddling effect, anyhow, a final check before paint





    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Dt head lug



    Note the Light wire hole in the lug via a tube brazed in place



    Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation does its stuff, I hand clean up and form and braze. File, sand and polish.



    Polished reinforcements. Brake cable casing terminates at each end but connected by an annealed brass tube



    Just bling to look at when follow a Llewellyn bike. No room on the stays for the normal detail.



    Dropoust post polish







    Top head lug





    because I reckon seat lugs are interesting



    Next, the rack making
    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Looks lovely, Darrell.
    Nice to see your work here again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-RICHIE View Post
    Looks lovely, Darrell.
    Nice to see your work here again.
    Thank you.
    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Your frames are beautiful; I like the way you round that top edge of the seat lug, really smooth.
     

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    Default Llewellyn Rando racks

    Meet Carol the tube bender



    Jesse knocked this up for me.
    Inspiration from Peter Weigle pics of his bender
    but Jesse went on, the tube is captive and cannot flatten out. Even on tight bends the tube distortion is kept to .15mm out of round!
    It is a brilliant piece of kit and from the start of my rack making desires I knew I had to start with a super working bender. The off the shelf ones just need not meet my needs.



    There is a lot of work in racks if they are done nicely. The front tray is the start and the connection has an internal sleeve. This is all stainless steel which has complications and implications and adds considerable construction time.



    Special jigs were made at night after dinner. Toil.





    Next jig fitted in location to .5mm in relation to the mudguard



    then all is square all up correctly

    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Default New Llewellyn Rando rack bosses

    I made some bits with the lathe, fillet brazed the rack legs
    Nah, this is not the best way.
    The easy way or the best way.
    SolidWorks was fired up. Drawings, rapids, all was good, then the samples, super.
    Production stock ordered and now here if you need them, you know you need them
    So I have stainless steel rack bosses that fit directly into Paul Components Canti brakes. Articulated for 8mm tube, any angle rack leg, curved or straight and with a M3 head light earthing screw boss on one of the bosses.







    Cook up on location

    Cheers Dazza
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    the other end of the leg



    head light mount looks like this





    more jigs and stuff



    Cooked



    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    I am a metal worker, a bicycle frame builder, I make frames and stuff from metal.
    It is my chosen path of professional expression since 1979 as a 16yo obnoxious young sod racing bikes I had vision of what I wanted to be. The bike world has been good to me.
    I make my way in society by the work from my hands and with Joe Cosgove's superb painting
    I do not want to be a trinket merchant, if I get that urge I will quit and fill pot holes with the council road gang for my $ before I market off my decaying reputation.

    The lathe, the most beautiful thing





    this is what it is for





    Curved stainless mudguard washer, no screw to work loose, M5 Nyloc is the best way



    The rack and bag position is plotted before building every rando so one's hands do not rub on the bag when on the tops.
    I cannot believe the bikes I see with the bags 15mm from the bars.



    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    This is my favorite string of posts on this entire forum. I hope this is archived and separated from everything else. It's incredible.
    -Dustin

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    Default Re: New Llewellyn Rando rack bosses

    Great stuff, mr. McCulloch.
    I really like the attention to detail in useful things, sleeved internal cable routing gets two thumbs up from me!

    *** edited as the last two posts came just before mine: "standing ovation" ***
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


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    vuolsi così colà dove si puote
    ciò che si vuole, e più non dimandare"

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    Default The rear Llewellyn Rando lunch box rack

    The rear rack is now formed up
    Jigs locate it within .5 and square of the rear mudguard.
    The legs are bent, cut and mitred to fit the located rack. (the rear M.G has been removed)



    'Rando Roller' is the red roller cabinet and chest in the middle of the picture which holds all the rando and rack making jigs, fittings and materials.



    Square up





    Cooked up



    marking off the rear mudguard in situ



    Lathe work again, all this work, takes a lot of time. This is why the cost of the rando, racks and bags reflects this.



    cooked



    Now, this is the first glimpse of a working detail that I will explain later.



    Cooking on the bits



    some gussets also arrive which are no in the pic
    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    Default More finsih work on the Llewellyn Voyageur rando

    More finish work begins.

    Stainless steel fork crown
    Why?
    Just for the aesthetic
    Things must work properly, but there is no reason why they cannot be attractive.



    lots of filing and sanding in many steps before the polish. The polish takes minutes, the prep takes hours.











    any questions?
    Cheers Dazza
    The rock star is dying. And it's a small tragedy. Rock stars have blogs now. I have no use for that kind of rock star.
    Nick Cave

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    Darrell Llewellyn McCulloch

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    No questions. Beautiful work.
    Andy Cohen

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    Default Re: More finsih work on the Llewellyn Voyageur rando

    No questions, only one remark: no gloss&chrome Llewellyn frame. Deal breaker for me
    Andrea "Gattonero" Cattolico, head mechanic @Condor Cycles London


    "Caron, non ti crucciare:
    vuolsi così colà dove si puote
    ciò che si vuole, e più non dimandare"

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