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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)

Currently playing in iTunes: Chicago Seemed Tired Last Night by The Hold Steady

posted by steven - July 14th, 2007