If struggling to decide between TIG welding and soldering - try TIG brazing then, could be a perfect technique for you
Great easy solution! Cool to see how you make progress on your projectThat TIG brazing is gorgeous @Captain Awesome . That would look beautiful polished with a clear coat. The video is nice aswell. The guy jokes around and can laugh about his mistakes!
I emailed a company that could help me with fillet brazing the fork. I only have acces to MIG welding. For other welding/soldering stuff I need a pro.
This company in the north of the Netherlands is also a framebuilder, so enough experience there.
I made some alterations to the welding JIG. Now its all aligned perfectly!
OK, how did you make M10 thread in that 20mm tube??? I used a wedge bolt/anchor bolt. Its the same principle like an old bicycle stem really. This is how I did it:
Anchor/wedge bolt in the tube, clamped and ready to cut/saw that hook.
Original Anchor/wedge bolt.
This one is perfectly the size of the inner tube! Only thing I needed to fix: The small wedge (between the plates) also is a M10 thread, but its not locked, so it could get lost.
Therefore I slightly damaged the threads and used loctite 601 locking agent on there.
Now I can tighten and loosen the top nut endlessly without fear of losing the tiny wedge nut in there.
Thank you Frankie! Maybe I'll cycle to your shop one day, we can share bicycle stories etceteraGreat easy solution! Cool to see how you make progress on your project
Thank you Frankie! Maybe I'll cycle to your shop one day, we can share bicycle stories etcetera
Do you have anything new in the works? As mentioned before, I do not have the time right now to fully read this forum...
Build updates: (see the pictures and the comments underneath)
For ease of assembly and welding, I drilled the 'truss holes' to the 15mm tube size. Still I am not using a full length tube. Not necessary for this fork, even though it is stronger. I work with what I have around my shed.
A good view on the how to. This type of drill does not self-center, so I used a piece of wood to clamp it and align it.
A person told me they could'nt notch the angle (lowest part, near the fork dropout). So I measured, I took the hacksaw and file and notched it within an hour.
I am very happy with the results!
The frame came in!!! Very happy right now!
I do not dislike that lasercut logo, but I don't know if it fits the look I am going for. We'll see!
I managed to scramble some old lamps from a second hand website! These are very nice!!
I think you and I have the same idea...Just an idea, now that I can see the whole thing, how about losing the exhaust bracket and having a steel tube-like spacer. So you have the top headset nut, the steel tabbed washer on top of that, the spacer tube to run through your top bracket, and then the top nut tightening down on that? The tube spacer would be long enough and just snug enough on the top bracket to allow bearing adjustment without chaffing/rattling? Or sleeve the outside of the steel spacer tube with a nylon bush?
My design will certainly need some compliance up at the top because I will be tying together two forks, one with suspension:
I would love to see a sketch of that.I think you and I have the same idea...
Yes they are. Haha thanks!Awesome! Are those bakfiets rims? So sick!
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