This is what framebuilding looks like when you use silver brazing paste and lugs to "give birth to" a new bicycle frame. Much more messy than the almost antiseptic TIG welding process! (And the acetyline torch produces a More like an artist doing something creative. Less like a factory where the humans might be replaced by, well, the robotic welders of a Nissan or Toyota factory.
|The beauty of lugs -- some bicycle fans can get a bit obsessive on the topic.|
|Ready for some Mafac Racer brakes|
|Why the gap in the downtube? S and S couplers, of course!|
The frame is done, including couplers (though still needs racks, paint, etc. ...) You can see photos on Bob's Flickr photostream here. The full frame looks like this: