I love seeing all the ingenuity on this site! Very cool truing stand idea.
And that wheel! Beefy and glamorous. Like a 'plus sized model'.
Don't worry about messy welds, as long as they are strong: "A grinder and paint make a welder what he 'aint"...
I like the lines following through from positive to negative at the rear but the front is bugging me a little. Maybe I'm just being OCD but I like seeing the radius of the chain guard centered with the BB.Thanks. Plan is to line the top of the guard with the top of the space at the center of the dropout. The cardboard mockup shows it a little better. I'll also add some metal to the back of the guard to fill the space in front of the seat stay. Something more like this (I adjusted the bright spot on the guard a little and "smoothed" the weld too to help show what I mean):
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