Bike Build – 5

After the front triangle came the rear triangle and the dreaded rear wheel alignment.  This is supposedly the hardest part for the novice frame builder.  It took about 3 hours to get it where I wanted.  But when I was done, I was feeling pretty good about the bike working out.

 

After I had that done it was on to seat stays.  The caps I ordered were way heavy (100 grams).  So I shaped them a ton and tried to bring down their weight, as well as add some aesthetics.  I am going to work on mitering so I can do without next time.  The seat tube/seat stay miter is supposedly the most difficult to do.  And I can see why with the tough compound angles. 

 

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