Once your tubes are cut and sit perfectly in the frame jig your
bike is visible for the first time in its most raw form and it's
time to weld. All ISEN frames are TIG welded, the most precise
method of assembly and the method with which the tubes we use are
designed to be strongest.
"After your frame has been removed from the jig, it goes through
rigorous welding and alignment checks to ensure that every build
meets our stringent standards. Bottle bosses, cable guides and
headbadges are all attached to the frame with silver. This metal is
used as solder to create the smoothest of transitions and allows us
to create some of our signature features. Each of our asymmetric
bridges is individually finished to fit your frame, providing both
flair and function to the rear triangle with increased stiffness
and strength. Your ISEN headbadge is hand formed before being
brazed into place, this is the final piece of the puzzle before
your bike begins it's transformation in our spray booth.
When building a high quality frame, process is Queen. We have
spent years fine tuning the process with which we turn a pile of
tubes into a finished frame. Industry leading fixtures, constant QC
and alignment checks, periodic machine servicing and workflow
monitoring all come together to let us build frames efficiently and
to incredibly high tolerances. Your bike will enter the machine
shop in a packing crate full of tubes, braze-ons and checklists. It
leave on its way to paint a fully finished naked frame."