Basic Process
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KVA stainless is one of many tubing choices available today

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The working drawing - from fitting the cyclist and knowing riding style, intended use and desired handling characteristics.

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Lug angles are adjusted. They must be exact.

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Mitering a tube. Machine tools aren't necessary, but they ensure accurate results every time.

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Checking the miter

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Silver brazed joint before cleaning

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Tapping the bottom bracket

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Checking seat tube parallelism to the BB

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Joint after cleaning

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Setting up the frame jig

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Fluxed joint, ready to braze

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Brazed head tube / down tube joint

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Checking the seat tube / top tube miter

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Seat tube lug

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Front triangle ready for brazing

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Top head lug, fluxed and ready for brazing

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Seat lug ready for brazing

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BB fluxed and ready to braze

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Down tube / BB joint, before cleanup

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Cleanup in process

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Seat lug brazed

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Head lugs brazed

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Checking front triangle alignment on the surface plate

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Checking front triangle against the drawing

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Readying the chainstays

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Fitting the rear track ends to the chainstays

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Fit looks perfect !

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Chainstay brazing setup

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Track ends brazed to chainstays

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Fork parts

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Raking the fork blades

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Checking the rake

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Checking to ensure blades are raked identically

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Front dropouts ready for brazing

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Brazing the front dropouts

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Brazed, before cleanup

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After cleanup. Henry James dropouts.

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Checking brake fit

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Checking fork alignment with a front wheel

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Crown / blade joint

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Complete fork set up for inspection

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Complete fork

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Complete fork

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Frame in the jig, ready to braze chainstays into the BB shell

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Jig rotated for brazing

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Mitering seatstays in a custom made fixture

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Seatstay mitering fixture

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Mitering

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Checking seatstay fit

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Seatstays brazed

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Rear brake bridge

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Complete frame, all stainless.

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Stainless steel does not need to be painted

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Rear triangle

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Rear triangle

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Head tube