Archive for July, 2007


July 24th, 2007 by steven

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Gary’s Bike (part 11)

The stays are tacked and I’m doing a sanity check to make sure the clearances are ok. This is a Conti 2.2 2.3 and all looks good.

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July 24th, 2007 by steven

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Gary’s Bike (part 10)

Another short post. Main triangle tacked and in the workstand ready to be brazed.

July 24th, 2007 by steven

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Gary’s Bike (part 9)

Short post this one. Main triangle, In the jig, cut and mitered ready for tacking.

July 16th, 2007 by steven

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search terms

I was going through my site stats and found some interesting reading regarding the terms that people have typed into search engines and arrived at my site. I like the fact that Robin Mather comes second but in front of Shand Cycles!

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July 14th, 2007 by steven

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Gary’s Bike (part 8)

Bottle Bosses

Here’s a few pics of the bottle bosses on Gary’s bike. No bosses on the seattube to make it easier to slide the seatpost all the way down. Bosses on the down tube nearer the bottom bracket to enable easy use of a big bottle. 2nd set of bosses placed on the bottom of the downtube.

The downtube also has some bosses for a crudcatcher

Here’s a pic of the bosses complete with reinforcement diamond. All fluxed up ready to braze.

reinforced bottle boss

I use a wee magnet and a bolt to make sure the boss stays aligned during torch work. Be careful not to braze the bolt into the boss!

water bottle boss fluxed and ready to braze

Here’s the boss post braze but before cleanup…

bottle boss (post braze)

… and after cleanup.

bottle boss (post cleanup)

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July 9th, 2007 by steven

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Gary’s Bike (part 7)

Brazing the drop outs to the chainstays.

Dropouts on Gary’s bike are Ritchey socket dropouts. I like these and they’re pretty easy to work with. They do require a bit of work to remove the casting marks but clean up pretty well. I like their compact size. They’re pretty similar to the Breezer socket dropouts but a little less common. The stays are s-bend Columbus and have already been cut to length.

In this picture we see the stays mounted in my chainstay fixture about to be brazed. You can’t really see the dropouts here as they’re coated with plenty of flux. The flux is there to prevent the base material from oxidising too much when you hit it with the oxy-acetylene flame and it also helps to make the brass filler flow nice and smoothly.

Ritchey dropouts (pre braze)

Here’s a couple of pics of the dropouts once they’ve been brazed and cleaned up a little bit.

Ritchey dropouts (post cleanup)

Ritchey dropouts (post cleanup)

I think they turned out pretty good. The little points on the outside go well with the h20 bosses. More on that to come.

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