Friday, April 16, 2010

Jason's BiLam S3 Frame

I haven't fallen into a well, but I have been neglecting the blog a bit lately! Jason, here's your ride, all ready for paint.
Jason's frame uses True Temper's S3 tubeset. The seat tube is round, while the top tube and down tube are pretty heavily shaped. They're also quite thin, and this helps bring Jason's frame in at under 3 1/4 lbs.

Here's a shot of the tubeset and bits all prepared for brazing.

And a shot of the head lugs as I carved them out of a piece of 4130 chromoly.

Frame is all fluxed up and ready to be tacked.
Head tube, brazed and soaked to remove the flux.

The inspector stopped down for a quick look, but she's more interested in sneaking outside now that the weather's nice.

Finished bottom bracket fillets.

Head tube.

Seat cluster prior to attaching the seat stays.

Here you can see the finished seat cluster and the sleeved seat stays with teardrop windows.

Of course, Ellis dropouts.

I normally use a flat crown fork for oversized head tubes, but Jason and I both agreed this one would fit better with the smooth fillets and oversize tubes.


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Unknown said...

Fuck me.


Jason Pierce

Dave Wages said...


That comment is highly inappropriate! I take it you're happy though?