Friday, February 17, 2012

Weight, Alignment and Fillets

Chuck's frame cured over night and was ready to take out of the jig in the morning.  It is starting to look like a real frame.
Glued together prior to adding the fillets, joint wrapping etc it's quite light.  Even with a titanium BB sleeve and internal top tube cable guide it came in at 880g.
I checked the frame alignment and how the rear wheel sits in the dropouts.  Everything looks good.

I added the fillets to the frame joints using a mix of DP 420 and glass micro spheres.  This forms a thick paste that's easy to spread, stays put and makes a light sand-able but rigid fillet.
Next step is to sand the joints smooth then prepare to wrap them in carbon.

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