Here are a couple of quick pics of a build I got started on last week for Jubail. We're going full steel gravel-pave all rounder that will run everything from a 25c road tire-40c knobby cross tire. I just about have everything cut and fit and am still working on the internal routing but here are a couple of shots of the work done so far. So we'll start off with this one up top like so many others you have seen here where the bottom bracket shell is perfectly level however the camera isn't.
After I touched it up a bit and got the edges off.
I've done a little internal cable routing in the past but this one is gonna have quite a lot. Front derailleur and rear brake are going through the down tube and the rear derailleur will be running through the top tube and down the seat stay. I stumbled onto a video by Groovy Cycleworks on YouTube that helped me out tremendously. By filling the brass tube up with brazing rods you can bend the tube as needed without worrying about crimping this extremely fragile piece. It is a superb trick that never would've crossed my mind. Hats off to Roddy at Groovy Cycleworks for posting such an informative video. I've never had the pleasure of meeting him however he definitely seems to be an excellent frame builder that would be worth hanging out with to learn some neat tricks.
This was the first time I've put double internal routing in one tube and I honestly didn't know how well it would go. The first time I tried I got everything in there but one brass tube was pinching the other and so I had to back up and rebend until everything fit right. Tried to get a shot of the inside however you can't see much here. Anyway, it fit well and the mission was accomplished.
Here are a couple of shots of the finished product after cleanup.
I still have some photos to post so hopefully I'll have them shortly.
Here is the video provided by Roddy. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy.