531colin wrote: I would hesitate to weld something myself if my life might depend on it being right....like bike stuff!
Yes, that's why I decided just to stick to the 'cosmetic' stuff, like cable guides and bottle cage bosses. If I get on OK with these little pieces, I'll try making the racks for my ancient Moulton Safari look-a-like. I'm really looking forward to it, now I've heard from you folks and deduced it's worth having a go - I'll probably try to get some decent kit from ebay - Rothenberger? and sell it on when the obsession is over ( and I've moved on to bread-making!)
I remember I did try brazing as part of a college course years ago, but of course I was able to enjoy the use of all the college kit, which included brazing hearths, piped gas on-tap and wot-not.