Fillet brazed steel bikes, handcrafted in Oklahoma.

Never Say Never Again

Is not only the title of a highly underrated Bond movie, but what I am thinking today.

If you’ve been following me for a while, then you might remember I said I’d never do his again.  Well, The first one was a great learning experience, and it actually turned out good in the end. Since then, I’ve been mulling over the lessons I learned and made adjustments to the process. It went a lot faster this time, and I think it will look even better in the end. I capped the entry and exit last time, but I decided to go with a jet port style this time.

That gets brazed all around and then I’ll file it down so that it just sticks up above the surface of the tube a little bit. It will have an oval shaped lip all around the hole.

This one goes in one side and out the opposite, to accommodate a rear brake on the left side. Aka moto style.

Add flux

Add heat and silver

Now it’s cooling off and pretty soon I’ll go and steam all the flux off. Then I’ll start filing it down all smooth and pretty.  More tomorrow.

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