Alignment: As you can see the headtube is
off about 3-5mm to the left. (Right of bike)
This is somewhat an easy alignment since
the frame is not welded yet.
|This picture is sideways. But we are
checking the axle line measurement.
|The frame tacked...pre-weld.
|Here I grind down a tack. Tacks on a frame this large
need to be bigger than normal so they don't snap
when moving the frame during welding & alignment.
|"DANGER... Will Robinson...DANGER"!
|After cleaning up the tacks and befor welding, be
sure to clean the frame of any oil. grime, dust and
|The "Handy Dandy" Lincoln T.I.G. 185 welder.
This is what makes it all possible
Bottom Tube @ Bottom Bracket Shell
Downtube / Front Seattube @ F.B.B.
|Seattube @ toptube close up
|Another seattube @ toptube.
|Seat stays @ rear Seat tube
|Seat tube @ lateral and top tube
|This is one long frame set. Measured from rear axle to front axle it's...15'
|All of the welding is now finished. The next step is brazing the dropouts
and installing the cable guides and bridges in the rear triangle.
Once we are sure the frame is straight we will check the threads in the
rear bottom bracket and make sure the seat post's and bottom bracket
eccentric's fit. Then we may be able to assemble it for a test ride.
A few more days and we will be ready to roll.
Check back soon for day 8.