It’s been quite nice recently. Adams bike is off at the painters, the repairs to Martins bike are coming along, worked out what i want to build for the Yorkshire bike show, the view out of the workshop looks like this -
(Beats a crappy car park and the back of a builders merchants, sorry Leeds)
and i helped dad make a chicken coop. Which looks like this -
In Proper news, Martin, the little crack that was on the top tube extended round the underside of the lug and turned out to be a lot bigger than anticipated, so what i’ve done is taken it all off and made up a sleeve that is brazed onto the top tube to recreate the shape of the bit i removed, this will then be fillet brazed into position at the head tube end and silver soldered into the existing lug at the seat tube end. pump pegs removed, holes drilled for the bottle cage bosses and i’ve taken the liberty of replacing the brake bridge as well, as whoever did it before did a terrible job!
One of the bikes i’ll be taking to Leeds for the show is going to be for my mum, she’s been very patient with chain oil stains on carpets, flux nastiness and piles of bikes and misc bits over the years.
Its going to be a casual road/ light touring/ audux style bike as mum and dad used to do quite a bit of touring around Europe and have always been talking about going back to Italy. So i hope this sets you on your way and goes someway to saying thank you. No excuses now! Dads won’t be far behind.
Anyway, it’s going to be a 725 frame, over sized tubes, full internal cable routing and some modified/ simplified Fleur de Lys lugs. She has also left the paint job entirely in the hands of Magnus, i’m excited to see what he comes up with.
(still got the seat lug to do.)