Couple of pics of Andy D's cross frame after the finish work was completed yesterday. The frame turned out nicely and I can't wait to slap some color on it. As is it weighs a scant 3.8 lbs. but when I took it out of the stand it felt really light so I had to throw it on the scale to see where I was. With all the braze-ons on a cross frame they can be hard to get down below 4 lbs. Even if you use True Temper S3 tubing you probably won't get it down below 3.5 lbs. and thats in about a 52cm frame. Tenths of a pound aren't as big of a concern as the ride quality. Its all about the ride. Bolt some lightweight components on this thing and it'll easily be in the sub-18 lb. range.
Chainring cutout turned out nice and clean.
Whats shakin Beau?
Little custom work on the rear cable hanger. I can't bring myself to use the store bought ones anymore, there as good as any but its supposed to be custom right? I've seen some really intricate ones out there that are actually works of art but I like to keep my frames as tight and streamlined as possible.
I'm gonna try and get the primer on it this weekend and then hopefully you'll get to see the finished product here pretty soon. Thanks for checking things out. Have a good weekend.