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I like the plans so far. That electra top tube has a great curve. I hope you score that fork!!!
 

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Just a quick question, how are these frames made? At some spots its filled with brass (i think) but some parts are just not welded at allView attachment 192709 View attachment 192710 View attachment 192711
CWC boasted in their advertising during this era about the frames being 'electronically welded'. They claimed that it was 100% stronger. It basically fuses the metal together with high voltage.

As you can see, the kid on the left was very excited about the welding process!:rofl:

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CWC boasted in their advertising during this era about the frames being 'electronically welded'. They claimed that it was 100% stronger. It basically fuses the metal together with high voltage.

As you can see, the kid on the left was very excited about the welding process!:rofl:

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He should be excited, at least i am!
 
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Did some testfitting with different tires
First whitewalls (47-559)
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Enough clearance but i dont like the combination with the rims

Next up
Black Schwalbe Big ben (55-559)
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Also more then enough clearance but not what i am looking for...

Back to the creme Fat Franks (60-559)
Mounted them in the bottom of the dropouts, they still are deep enough in the dropouts since they are pretty long.
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It aint much, but enough. This is the clearance i am looking for.
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And it also is the best look in my opinion.
 
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Since sparks are a thing this buildoff, here ya go
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It is true, what @KeithFab21 said...
It actually feels pretty good😎
The only difference is the work the grinder has to do, old steel tubing is a lot thicker
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Et voila..
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Still needs to be welded but i have to go to a friends workshop to do that.
Thinking about adding another tube to make it more or less original looking.
But since i didnt have a fitting one i called it a day.
Thanks for watching!
 

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I see another clue to the "electronically welded frame".

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If you look closely there are two tubes. Looks like maybe they 'electronically' welded a sleave/plug first and then slide the top tube over it that butts into the seat tube. That would explain the look that it's magically stuck without any evidence of a weld or brazing. :39:
 
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I see another clue to the "electronically welded frame".

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If you look closely there are two tubes. Looks like maybe they 'electronically' welded a sleave/plug first and then slide the top tube over it that butts into the seat tube. That would explain the look that it's magically stuck without any evidence of a weld or brazing. :39:
I liked the witchcraft better😆
 
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Since sparks are a thing this buildoff, here ya goView attachment 193156
It is true, what @KeithFab21 said...
It actually feels pretty good😎
The only difference is the work the grinder has to do, old steel tubing is a lot thicker
View attachment 193157 View attachment 193159 View attachment 193160
Et voila..
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Still needs to be welded but i have to go to a friends workshop to do that.
Thinking about adding another tube to make it more or less original looking.
But since i didnt have a fitting one i called it a day.
Thanks for watching!
Looking good, and yep feels good cutting up quality vintage steel… doesn’t hurt a bit
 

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