after seeing a few images dotted around on flickr of sleeved/ bi-laminate headtubes this is something i have been dying to do on a frame. for me, this is probably my favorite method of join i have used so far, definitely something i'll be looking to do more of! as much as i enjoyed building this, i can't say it wasn't scary chopping up the head tube of a fully built front end ready to shape it up and silver braze in a regular sized head tube. check out my flickr later to see the step by step madness and why it was a bit scary.
i am actually now thinking of selling off my new frame to be able to have a bike built like this one.
photo's by kayti peschke.
hand carved head tube sleeves
hand cut seat tube sleeve
hand cut bridge