Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Frame all welded up...

Gonna be a quick post tonight folks, as it's been a long day and I'm ready to go hit the showers.

Things to do today...

- tack rear end...check

- miter ss brace...check

- slot the eccentric bb...check

- weld up frame...check
- check alignment...check
- win 20 million bucks so I can build bikes for people for free...nope, not today :(

That pretty much sums up the day, enjoy some pics!
The frame welded up very smoothy, the bead ran nice and hot and washed to the edges for a nice even transistion to the base metal.
Here's a shot of the bottom of the bike with the custom machined eccentric in place. The extra blind hole drilled in the eccentric is to allow you to use a allen key/screwdriver/etc placed in the hole and then leverage off the crank to rotate the bb position, thus tightening the chain.
A shot with the fork loosely placed to give an idea of the flow of the lines and one with some mock up wheels for a better "real world" look.


Roy said...

Just awesome work Rody! Really admire your craftmanship. Also being updated on the proces in this manner makes the waiting way more bearable :-)
Many thanx and keep up the good work.
cheers Roy

Hoss said...

Nice welds Rody.