My First Bike Frame!

I've been interested in building a bicycle frame for awhile. I took some MIG welding classes from Molten Metal Works a few years ago and talked with them about a frame building class. Come 2017 I saw they were offering their first one and signed up. We'd be making a basic lugged frame bicycle.

We ordered the lugs and tubing from Nova Cycles Supply and they showed up in less than a week. 

After design the frame geometry and size we cleaned up the lugs and mitered the tubes to fit together. 

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Once the tubes were mitered everything started to dry fit together nicely. 

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Next came the brazing. It was my first time using a oxyacetylene torch and brazing and after practicing on some scrap metal we got to work on the frame. Being my first time, so some of the joints got a little chowdered up, but the silver flowed through the joints which is what counts. 

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Once the front triangle was brazed together we moved onto the rear triangle. 

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Once the rear triangle was brazed into place we moved onto the brake bridge and accessories. Ran into a little trouble getting the cable guides to stay in place, but eventually they were all situated. Even added mounts for a rear rack.

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Going to try to get it out for media blasting and powdering coating this week. 9/16/2017 and hopefully give it a test ride in a few weeks!