Greeting exhalted ones!
Restoration continues, if not apace, then with a slightly laboured limp. I’ve just sent my frame off to be powder coated, and the chap who is doing the coating has rung me to ask if a brazed frame such as that on a scott will take the temperature of an oven at 190 degrees celsius. I am fairly sure that this will not be an issue, as I believe brazing and welding requires roughly the same sort of heat, but does anyone have any experience/knowledge of this matter.
I am fully aware that I should really be stove enamelling, but I think Alfred would have approved of the updated technology.
Ah, yes the baby bit. My wife is expecting our first child and eventual heir to the Two Stroke in February (which will undoubtably slow down the restoration of the scott a bit) and I am on the hunt for baby clothes with the scott badge on them (sad or devoted, you decide!). Again, has anyone any leads on this, ot have I discovered a niche in the market?
Not a problem, I’ve had several Scott frames powder coated and all is well.
For information purposes: Brazing/silver soldering is a pretty complex subject. The average liquidus for brazing spelters is in the order of 815 degrees C. The temperature will vary considerably depending upon the constituents of the alloy which in turn will be depend on what it is required to do.
For frame brazing a pretty fluid alloy would be required which would fully penetrate the joints. It is even possible that a form of silver solder might have been used as this range of alloys tend to be more fluid than the spelters and will fully fluid at temperatures as low as 620 degrees C. and up to brazing temperatures.
Congrats to your wife on the forthcoming sprog, (well you didn’t really think you deserve much of the credit do you!), another triumph of optimism over experience! But then you are a Scott owner!!! Better get she/he a Rumi – 2-stroke, 2 cylinders, air cooled I’ll admit but quirky at least and makes a pretty good noise too!
Thanks, chaps, I’ll phone up the powder coater tomorrow and tell him to proceed.
Congrats on the baby news. When your good lady is busy with the offspring, perhaps she will not notice your absence in the shed!
After all, absence is supposed
Jerry congrats on the Baby hope all goes well, on the powdercoating you should have no problems at all, I have just had a 1914 new hudson frame done & it looks fantastic, ask the guy to lacquer it for you also (powdercoat looks great when new but the addition of the p/coat lacquer brings it up like glass & prevents it from dulling).
secondly you think you are sad looking for scott baby clothes, it was my 40th birthday recently & I recieved among my presents a pudding basin helmet & goggles but more sadly doggles & a scarf in scott tartan for my dog Paws (the doggles I must admit are classic with a chin strap under the dogs neck) ! I suppose buying a scott with sidecar so that he could go touring with us kind of sowed the seed for my girlfriend, but isnt it a great feeling being patriotic ! my best mate an old racing buddy used to relax in bed reading his son the MCN while he was still in the womb, there is an idea for you !
Indeed that is an idea! However I was recently playing Bike magazine’s ‘world of noise’ CD (must have been a rainy afternoon) and my wife informed me that the baby only kicked when the Norton Rotary racer was playing…. Encouraging news indeed!
I have recently had my 1957 Scott frame powder coated under the process you are querying. I am very pleased with the outcome and all is well.