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April 25, 2014, 8:15 p.m.
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BB shell comes threaded. Seat tube needs a light ream, head tube ream and face. BB threads chased and faced.

A common newb mistake is to weld the bb in backwards. I didn't manage to make that mistake so it's got that going for it.

I think I'll ride it a few times for naming it.

Good idea. A person should do that with dogs. We should have named our yellow lab Zoolander. Good looking but not that bright.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

April 25, 2014, 8:33 p.m.
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Already repped but wow am I respecting this thread! So badass

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April 26, 2014, 10:56 p.m.
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so, we're taking bets - did the frame survive down Fromme, including the big rock roller on Expresso?

April 26, 2014, 11:17 p.m.
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so, we're taking bets - did the frame survive down Fromme, including the big rock roller on Expresso?

If you were on FB you would know the answer to this question. ;)

April 27, 2014, 7:08 a.m.
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If I was on real book, I would too

April 27, 2014, 7:09 a.m.
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well done!
how did you align the frame?

wheel centre?

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April 27, 2014, 8:17 a.m.
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First ride yesterday. 7th, Expresso and Dream Weaver.

I need to re-learn technical climbing, didn't clean the lower chunk on Wardens climb.

It rides great, sizing and geo feel spot on. Rode the rock roll on Expresso several times for quality control testing.

April 27, 2014, 8:50 a.m.
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Well done.

April 27, 2014, 8:56 a.m.
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:clap: :rocker:

April 28, 2014, 12:50 a.m.
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Nice!

A clear powdercoat would be sweet on that, showing off the joints.

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April 28, 2014, 9:42 a.m.
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Nice!

A clear powdercoat would be sweet on that, showing off the joints.

These are no Steve Garo or Eric Estlund brazes. I'll hind my beginner mistakes under paint.

April 29, 2014, 11:27 a.m.
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These are no Steve Garo or Eric Estlund brazes. I'll hind my beginner mistakes under paint.

I dunno, the raw clearcoat idea was the best and worst I've had. your (my) mistakes are so obvious you hate them the more you see them, and the reminder that everyone's going to see them really pushes you to improve both brazing and filing
having said that,
good filing can make all difference, or you can fill in the sketchy bits with silver,then sand-
though if you are painting, your painter will know a lot of tricks to help you out, filler, etc.
here's four bikes of the ten or so I've done with clearpowdercoat.

turned out well, you have to be careful to use the same pressure, direction and motion in final sanding.it's a bitch.

there's a tiny bit of brass, under the seatstay I didn't remove brass from, it's only about 0,05mm thick, you wont' ever notice it under paint, but on posting this picture I noticed it.

the fillets should follow the tube with an exactly round ring. not a fail, but should have done better.
the same model with paint,

saves a lot of patience, but, the others are more interesting.

ps, there's a discussion on prollyisnotprbably on clearcoats, some good info, and a fair bit of noise.

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April 29, 2014, 12:51 p.m.
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I'm not able to rep you again, but that's an amazing job.

How much trepidation on the first ride?

May 1, 2014, 1:58 p.m.
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I'm not able to rep you again, but that's an amazing job.

How much trepidation on the first ride?

Nope :)

That was on it's first ride.

May 1, 2014, 5:23 p.m.
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This is fantastic!

I did Paul's Framebuilding 101 class and it was a great experience, but it left me with the nagging feeling that I need to build jigs and buy a bunch of tools before I could make a frame at home. Thanks for sharing your experience; it's inspiring! Might have to clear some space in the garage and take a crack at this.

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