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the flying wedge almost ready to roll again

October 22, 2010

Hear are a couple of shots of a repair that I just got back from the paint shop.

this Is Sean Malvern star flying wedge frame, this repair came to me when I bought out Big John from Cycleundergrounds stock had to track down the owner Sean thru various contacts to check if the repair was still a go ahead, after the job was confirmed it was down to business fixing things.

the first job was to repair the seat rail bridge the original fitting was a flimsy pressed metal affair that had let go so I set to work cutting out a new fitting that sat across the orignal bridge and connected the twin spars across the top all washed in with a good run of brass ,well solid. I then went and laid  some brass on the down tube seat tube joint as it was a bit rough and lastly had to clean up support fin joints again they where a bit rough and a bit light on in some areas.

Next was the flared HT .  it’s all ways a bit of a challange  doing flared HT some can be saved others are just to far gone to be brought back but this time ti all looked good The orignal tube was very thick wall material so I was able to ream out the bottom of the tube to accept thin-walled 1″ head tube section that i brazed  in and then fitted a reinforce ment ring down the bottom to give it some more strength. It all went smoothly and after running the head tube reamer thru it was ready to go of to get a fresh lick of paint.

I went the great oracle of the web to get photos of the color and try to get some shots of the decals. The color was not a problem to find, but getting good shots of the decals was not that easy, to this end Sean came thru and found a set of  decals.

all in all she came out very nice and I look forward to seeing her all built up.

I’ll threw up some shots when she is rolling.

Stay upright Tarn..

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