Custom On One Inbred Part 2: Frame Preparation

By February 3, 2013Uncategorized

(This is part two of a series of posts on my custom steel hardtail project. Read part one here.)

Once I received the frame I got to work immediately. I needed to remove the rest of the cable guides, in preparation for new ones. I also decided to remove the front derailleur housing stop and the lower rack mounts. Here you can see how the cable guides were taken off:
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So I filed them down
Steel cable guides removed
Rear rack mounts removed
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I also inspected the frame to make sure it wasn’t damaged or cracked in any way. I did find one spot that concerned me. The weld on the disc mount looked sloppy on the inside edge. 
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The outside however, looked fine
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After asking some experienced frame builders, they agreed that it looked sloppy but were of the opinion that it wouldn’t be an issue structurally. Either way, nothing a little time under the torch can’t fix!
In Part Three, the frame will go to the frame builder who will add ISCG tabs, cable guides and finishing touches. 
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