Sunday, October 12, 2008

I've Been Framed!

I haven't had a lot of time to work on the bike, so it is progressing rather slowly. I read an interview with the original designer, and he said they were putting 80 hours into a completed bike. Now I know why they are so dang expensive! I'll probably have twice that in for half as good a bike. At least I can say I built my own bike.

I've about got the frame completed, minus paint. I just put in the brake bridges and relocated the cantilever pivots. Click on the top picture to get a better look at my wicked good brazing skills. It'll look better painted, trust me. I'm going to prime it to keep it from rusting, and build it up so I can ride. I've got to finish it before the rains set in so Sweet Polly Purebread can have her garage back!


Sweet Polly Purebred said...

And here I thought I had been a really good girl. I've tried not to complain.

brenda said...

Isn't there some bit of wisdom about how it's the journey, not the destination? :0)

We all think you're cool for doing it!

darkfire said...

Wow. No wonder Rachel's bookshelf was looking cake to you. We were all uptight about doing it right, but it really doesn't compare to that. Nice job.