Since it's been a while since I built a frame and since my wife has been hinting about doing a little more riding I figured it's time to build her a new bike. It's my first shot at a mixte and it's
coming out pretty good.
Nova CroMo butted tubeset, Everest crankshell and LS lugs. (package deal for $127, not bad)
1/2 x .035 4130 for the twin top tubes. The intermediate stays are
14mm tapered seatstays joined to the 1/2" tubes abeam the seat tube.
Upper head lug and seatlug started out as normal diamond frame lugs, now with the TT sockets
cut away and steel plates brazed into the openings.
Next come bridges, cable stops, eyelets etc. Fork gets built next week.
Final setup will be 700C wheels, SA 3sp. hub, upright bars, a stainless rear rack and
a kick stand (another first).
A few pics to start;