I was debating on my next build since my projects builds are done. I'm still rummaging through my parts bin to see what I all have. I've got this gas pipe BSA three speed frame/fork from a fixed gear project that I parted out. I love the frame and can't part with the thing. Now I was thinking of doing a vintage CX build. The only problem is that it was originally just a three speed and doesn't have any braze ons. Remember it's a gas pipe frame so stamped dropouts so I'd have to use a derailleur bracket thingamajig. So what are my options? Add a bunch of clamp on adapters or just braze on the nessasary mounts...cable stops, canti mounts, cable guides, dropouts with intergrated hanger. I have a trashed Legnano frame I could de braze a lot of the needed parts.
Yes I know the frame isn't worth much but it's got that sentimental value that I can't part with it let alone slap crappy parts on it. I really want to try frame building and think starting with brazing on smaller parts would help get my feet wet.
'72 BSA frame/fork
The Legnano Gran Premio to be stripped of it's braze on bits and it's TA crankset
bursted hot dog like chainstay