Couple of shots of the pre-cleanup fillet brazing. I was in my hometown for a couple of days and just got back to work on Branton's frame. This frame is coming together nicely and the alignment was spot on after I pulled it out of the jig. Actually I only tack it in the jig and then do the brazing in my stand, but I always put them back in the jig after finishing the bottom bracket area. The heat will usually always pull something a couple of millimeters one way or another but I won't have to touch this one. Call it a bonus.
We are gonna run the rear brake housing through the top tube and straight out the back. I thought it would be difficult to feed it through since we decided not to braze in a brass tube, but by feeding it through the seat tube first it almost fell out of the top tube on its on, couldn't believe it. One night I spent hours trying to feed a cable through my old Orbea time trial frame. I finally went over to my friend's house, Jeff Hudson, who built my alignment table for me, and we worked another couple of hours before emerging victorious, but I was bruised up pretty badly and a couple of days after not achieving the time I wanted at the state tt championship that frame was on Ebay. It wasn't the bikes fault, it was just that I knew my time trialing days were over. If I get the urge to suffer again I'll just go to a cross race and do a couple of laps. A few braze-ons and some clean-up work and this thing should be done, oh yeah, and a fork. Check back in a couple of days.