Friday, August 27, 2010
Team Euro cross
I'm pretty happy with the way this one came out. It is bound for Shillington, Pa. and the owner of a bike shop there. I hope he likes it.
My trademark wavy gussetts are easy to see in this photo. They are a bit more work but they personalize the frame and extend the life at the same time . Tig welds are really tiny so any kind of re-distribution of stress away from critical areas of the frame seems like a good idea.
All the bends back here were done by me with my 22 year old bending forms , mostly used for raking forkblades but useful for rear stays as well. I have another set of forms for bridges.
I shoot details of the welds a lot but they seldom come out this clearly. You can see in intimate detail the bead and the heat affected zone. I hope they pass your inspection.
Posted by swiggco world at 9:48 PM