Building a frame on a budget, first time curious many questions
I would like to build a track frame. I will not build the fork since I already have one laying around. It is safe to assume I have never brazed before. I will be borrowing a torch. First I would like to practice on some old frames brazing drop outs, does that sound like a good idea? Would it be possible to recycle tubing from dumpster bikes and build a complete frame?
My greatest interest is to build the frame the old fashioned way without a jig and do as much work by hand. How do you join tubes without a jig? Is it simply a matter of sliding the tube with pins/lug together and hoping for the best? I haven't found any videos on youtube or too much info on the net about jigless frame building. It would be logical to use standard chromoly tubing instead of expensive exotic steel on a first time build. Is there a good book on the subject that isn't too over the top?