13 Photos - May 21, 2013
Photo: A metallic navy blue contrasts beautifully with the polished stainless on Mike's Ellis.Photo: Lots of cool stuff going on here!Photo: Mike's raw materials, the chainstays are built ahead so I could have them pre-polished along with the fork crown, seat stays and brake bridge.Photo: The chainstays are mitered and the fork is built, now for the main triangle!Photo: I brazed some tabs onto the bottom bracket's chainstay sockets so that I could add the Modern Classic teardrop cutouts.Photo: More teardrops on the sleeved seatstays.Photo: All the tubes are mitered, one last dry fit to check everything.Photo: Sexy fillet brazing on the seat and down tube with sockets for the stainless chainstays.Photo: Finished and polished, ready for paint!Photo: Gotta love those sleeved stays and this stainless bridge, a pain to build, but beautiful to behold.Photo: The chain stay reveal is unfilled to allow for Di2 wiring and I've added a loop to keep the wires away from the quick release as well.Photo: Simple fillet top tube to head tube joint.Photo: Fillet seat cluster with internal brake cable routing.