Work has begun on India's new cyclocross bike. As she'll be lining up for an hour in hell against the toughest lady 'crossers in the Northwest this coming fall, we thought a proper steel steed was in order. Follow along with the build process on Flickr. Today I set up the jig at the proper angles to accept the mitered tubes, worked on tightening up the fit on the front triangle and made the seat tube sleeve. I'm pretty happy with the way the sleeve is looking, especially the feminine curves on the top edge.
The top will be left a little rough and finally finished after brazing is completed.