Gonna Take You, Back to School, Yeah
Darryl Funk and I went over to Rich Gangl's shop, yesterday, to get some pointers on how to handle a torch, prepare joints for brazing, etc. Gangl has been doing this since 1979, and really does some pretty work.
Here are some shots of his shop. Click for BIG, it's worth your while if you are interested in this sort of stuff!
Lathe and milling machine.
These are sections of downtubes that Rich has replaced over the years, due to damage. The first orange one from the left is a sction of Masi downtube from Breaking Away. There were two bikes, one used in the movie and one a backup. Dennis Christopher kept the backup, because the movie bike got a bit beat up. It ended up here in Denver, and was eventually wrecked. Rich repaired it, a few years back. (He also has the headtube, which I coveted mightily!)