Bike Build-3

After setting up the shop, I started working on my brazing and mitering skills.  I spent a couple of weeks getting confident enough to start the real deal.  First step was the head tube.  Here is a pic of the initial head tube after fitting the lug.  

After fitting the lugs to the head tube, I did my first braze weld on the down tube/head tube junction.  I was pretty pleased.  Definitely gave me some confidence to keep on going.

 

What I found out is that I was spending most of my time measuring and cleaning.  The brazing and was the quickest part.  By the time I was done with the bike, I pretty much wore out a brand new stainless steel wire brush.

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