When a plan starts to fall together

It’s always great when a plan starts to fall together; all the labour intensive design work, and the hard earned problem solving link up to realise the next phase. Here you will see that we have welded our first frame; welding the first frame is in fact a psychological milestone. You start to visualise how the bike will look and feel in three dimensions; rather than a CAD model on an electronic screen. I love my tools; I like the things you can make and visualise with them, and that feeling of satisfaction when a program starts to yield results.

The frame is a 4130 Chromoly tube with er70s filler rod, we are now finally finished with the machining process so the next phase of fitting up the bike will start very shortly. Hope you like our photos…!

April 2018