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Gary's Bike (part 6)

Facing the head-tube and bottom bracket shell.

The frame jig holds the head-tube and bb-shell centered between cones so it’s pretty important that both of these parts have parallel faces. Both are faced in the lathe. I add a small chamfer to the inside of the tube that matches the taper of the cones on the fixture. This helps the tubes sit nice and solid.

image of head-tube being faced in the lathe

Currently playing in iTunes: The Shape I’m In by The Band

posted by steven - May 29th, 2007

Sacha White/Vanillla Bicycles – short film

There’s a really nice little short film about Sacha White of Vanilla Bicycles available here. It’s worth a look. Nice music too.

vanilla.jpg

posted by steven - May 28th, 2007

this is cool!

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taken from the inspirational bikerodnkustom

Currently playing in iTunes: Pick Up The Change by Wilco

posted by steven - May 23rd, 2007