Bleeding seat stays!!

January 20, 2011
Sorry for the lack of posts, unforntutly i have had some real work to do and this has taken a back seat. I am back on it now but have had soem searious faffing to do around seat stay mitering. Mor to follow ont hat later. Decals are done. see the design page.

Big fillet, little fillet.

December 13, 2010
Right jig is best way there. So it time for some extra join practice. I like to use real tubing as the thickness effect how fast you have to work and how much you have to back the tourch off. Two mains styles i am working.

1. Traditional Big filet.
So basically it's a traditional capillary braze at first. I use a SIF 101 rod, with a neutral flame. Get the whole area up to tem and introduct the brazing rod, makeing sure it flows all the way around the join and is draw inside. Back the flame off ...
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Jiggy part 3 - fittings

December 6, 2010
Now I have a frame I need some fittings. I have gone with 8mm steal. running 6 mm bolts for the plates then the following fittings.

Rear axel:

This is a 12mmx135mm mtb steel axel with soem CNC runners for mounts. Mig welded on 25mm box, Mounted on the steal plates.

Bottom Bracket:

This is a marine grade M25 bolt mounted directly onto the plate then tack welded on. The fittling are some tubes and washers and a nut with some limbs tacked on. This will do until i get some machined fittings.

Headset a...
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Jiggy part 2

December 3, 2010
I laid out and tacked the 50mm box section. all good. hoever my MIG welder did not give good penitration on one pass. so some of the out side welds needed 3 passes.

It all came out square and flat which is good. on to the rest of the build.

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Getting jiggy with it.

November 19, 2010
I have finally got round to designing and orderign the parts from my Jig. I have gone for the Rouke Cycles window frame jig.

So that basically a big 50mm box section frame with sliding plats with the attachements to hold the frame.

I have gone for stainless steel cones to hold the head tube and seat tube. 12mm rod machines to hold the rear axle and a m20 bolt and spacers fro the Bottom bracket. Pics to follow.

Some major fettling needed to get thsi 100% squared away.

Pics to follow.

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Kick off!!

November 15, 2010
Right it time to start letting you guys know what i have been up to. I knwo some of you were concerned that my welding skills were not up to scrach after 21 years and no formal training. Errr that would be right. So i have put myself on a Welding and Brazing course to hone my skills.

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