This is my first post on this site, but I couldn't think of a better place to get information.
I am most likely going to be riding from San Francisco to Washington, DC during the summer of 2011. Talking with one of the guys my college's machine shop, I realized that the only that could make the experience better, would be if I built the bike myself.
My buddy has some experience building and repairing bikes from when he was younger and offered to help me out.
I was just wondering if any of you guys had advice for building my first frame. I have practically every tool I could need, but I have to buy the materials myself. So I will definitely be practicing welding before I try and tackle this monster project.