Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jay's frame hardtailed.....

Jay's frame hardtailed, and already shipped back to SoCal. Jay says he's jumping right in on this build, so I asked him to send some build pics as he progresses, and he promised he would. I'm interested in seeing where he goes from here, and in turn I'll pass them along for you.

Check out the fancy-schmancy seatpost forging matchup I had to do on his top rails. The seatpost forging has to be cut on each side, and the original rails have to be heated and brought down to match the angle of the new upper legs coming from the OEM-style axle plates, before they can mate up. Then, that forging needs to be rewelded, and blended in to look "stock".

Every one of these frames matches up a little different than the last one in that seatpost area.