Right time to put the brake bridges in. Measuring from a frame with the correct brake height. Lots of filing and faffing to get this in. A quick check then braze it in.

Brake bridge

The put the dummy wheel in to check. Great. It’s too low! Right start over. I decided to use a light weight bridge. Same all over again but a little higher. Small fillets just to fit the look of the frame.

light weight brake bridge

pop a brake on to double check. I am trying to run it a little high up so there is room for the alloy mud guards. Job done.

brake bridge check

Now on to Braze-on’s. I should have mentioned that is did the bottle braze on earlier as you have to drill the tubes before you assemble otherwise you can fit a drill in easily. So the next braze on are the STI stops. These you can put a long 5m bolt in and then use a welding magnet to hold them straight. Silver solder on these as the butts are short and the tubes are thin.

sti boss braze on

Cable stops, I use a welding wire clamps to hold them in place and a flat blade screwdriver to make sure they are straight. The bottom bracket cable runs. These you can use a plastic clip on. But I wanted to do some nice guides that we can then use plastic tube to keep the inner cables clean. These i bent to shape and filleted in with brass.

fillet brazed bb cable runs

I have also made some tide bottle bosses into mudguard bosses by putting them at the bottom of the seat stay out the way.

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Nest is clean up detail, sanding the fillets by hand & reaming, honing and paint prep.

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