From the photos looks like went on to braze on the dropouts on the fork.
And then for maybe my finest moment. I drilled the blade for internal routing for dynamo wiring. With the holes being on different planes of the fork and with quite a lot of rake it was a right pig. I spent 15 minutes not being able to feed the internal tube more than 2 inches. I thought I had without a doubt fucked it. Some how with lots of wiggling and sweating I managed to get it fed through the second hole. I was chuffed to say the least.
A much easier routing for brakes and holes for bottle mounts.
Then brazed the blades into the crown. Even with the jig I need to do some cold setting to get the wheel central. That is apparently normal or maybe the book is just being nice.
On the fork I used a brake mount from ceeway and thought to make it match would use the same on the rear. It was never going to fit so I made this wonderfully agricultural one. Planning to change it when I have more time.
Without a proper jig I sourced an old rotor and caliper. I didn't think the caliper looked up to the job so used the real thing. I was pretty nervous about putting my new expensive wheels in the firing line but without any other options I went for it. In the end it was fine for the quick tack. I removed the wheels to blob on as much brass as possible.
Added the necessary braze ons for all your touring needs as well as drilling my bottle cage holes on the piss.
Missed out the step where I attached front and rear. I managed to get head tube and seat tube bang on inline. And the correct angle between down tube and seat tube. After brazing it had slackened off a degree. Bit annoying but it was still all nice and plane. Maybe should have taken it apart and re done it but didn't fancy trying with the deadline. The bike has a pretty slack head angle now, looks like an early mtb now which i'm not totally against.
Nice read! Keep it up
Awesome work, really coming together. I like your fixturing setups, always look simple and effective.
Thanks! It was really useful having the extrusion. Can be reconfigured for different uses and although a little fiddly to set up a good way to do it without dropping a lot of cash on a more professional set up.
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