More Brazing Resources: Knucklebuster

I’m fixin’ on doing some brazing to my frame.  Yeah, go ahead, tell me to take it to the shop and have it TIG welded, I’m not going to listen to you.

I found this page on one of my favorite sites, Knucklebuster, with a video showing a little more on flames, as well as some helpful comments.

One of my biggest concerns is if there’s any heat treatment of the frame required after brazing, and from what I gather, it’s not a problem.  Most consumer ’70s vintage frames were mild steel and not tempered, apparently.  I think it would be a good idea to, after doing the brazing, just hit the general area with a flame to even it out and let it cool normally, but I really don’t even think that’s necessary.

I’m going to braze in the standard reinforcing plate we always used to run back in the day – photos to come – between the two tubes that break off under the seat running to the shock mounts.  I also need a small tab for the foot brake light switch.  Stay tuned!


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