Here are some BIG closeups of the two spots on the frame that are less than perfect. Again, I think these are purely cosmetic but many people have asked my opinions on the frame so I'll post these shots.
Overall, I'm VERY happy with the frame. For $99 + $50 shipping, it's much, much nicer than I expected. The builder who put the bike together for me said the frame was straight and true. The bottom bracket needed a bit of facing (as most do, I understand) and the headtube was perfect.
The two "flaws" I found were 1) a small gap between the welds of the downtube gusset and the head tube and 2) the bottle cage bosses don't lie flush with the teardrop shaped top tube.
WARNING! These are BIG pictures!
These are of the gusset weld:
Frame weld 2
This shot is the bottle cage bosses:
Bottle cage bosses
Again, for a $150 frame, I'm nit picking, but I know a lot of people have expressed interest in the frames so here are some pics.
Last edited by Akak; 12-14-04 at 06:04 PM.