i took a break on eriks frame to build a frame for a prize for the talloween bicycle race this weekend. its a tig welded single speed frame made of mostly older tange tubing(not quite sure what tubing exactly, but its pretty thick walled) the top tube i purchased along with a bunch of other random tubes from steve garro. the track ends are from henry james. they are designed for a wide range of angles, so i left the tabs completely in tact to go along with the beefy chain stays and the inverted seat stays(which was done so that i could braze the stays directly to the binder. i think it looks classy along with the curved top tube.
powder coat done at organic engines in tallahassee. after the powder coat, i could notice the blems in my tig welds, i used this cheap tig welder that i purchased off ebay that i use for small projects. it doesnt have a foot control, so the amperage must be manually adjusted on the unit. this does not make for pretty welds, but it does the job.