Every bike has to start somewhere. My bikes start with the tubes. Rob is an incredibly strong rider and wanted a bike as stiff as possible. He’ll be racing crits in Austrailia so I designed a custom, extra (extra) stiff tube set for his road disc bike.
The front triangle tubes are mitered and installed into the jig.
Micro fillets of adhesive are applied to the joints while the frame is in the fixture. This provides sufficient strength to maintain alignment and remove the frame from the fixture for additional fillet material.
Wisely, Rob elected to go with an Appleman style asymmetrical brake bridge!
The tubes come together and finally look like a bike! Adhesive fillets around the joints will give carbon fiber a smooth transition from one tube to another.