After waiting a week for the last two braze ons, I'm at last done filing on this frame. Since it was June of 1978 when I completed my very first frame ( which I still have and ride occasionally ) I will call this the unofficial 35th anniversary frame. The owner does not know that I'm doing this but I don't think he will have a problem with the title of his new ride.
I used some double oversize lugs from Nova cycles supply and found them really nice to work with. I feel lucky that stuff like these lugs are available so that I can take an idea from a customer and make it happen.
I grafted diamond footings onto the 'V' shaped brake bridge......this was a first for me with this style of brake bridge......the parts are not supposed to fit together-hah !
The braze ons that delayed completion of this frame are visible on the underside of the dwontube. Yes, those are the Llewellyn stainless STI adjusters for a 35 mm downtube, also ordered from Nova. Every piece of hardware on this frame is top notch, right down to the Henry James stainless dropouts. Yes, I do say that I hate stainless but there are some stainless bits of frame hardware that don't fight me too fiercely in the building process.