Alex Cook is Getting Married and he Made His Own Ring with MS2 Stainless Steel Tubing
In just under two weeks I will be getting married to Natalie, my high school sweetheart. Today I took some time to finish my wedding band. I decided to make my own because I wanted something that I will always have to better reflect on my personality and my passion towards bikes and frame building than some unknown metal from a shiny glass case. I wanted to make sure it had all the materials I use daily to craft custom steel bicycle frames. The inside of that band and the building block of the ring is a cross section of a KVA stainless steel chain stay. It is hard to see in the picture but the are three bands of metal that were silver based to the chain stay. First there is brass that is commonly used when fillet brazing, then there is nickel silver that in commonly used when fillet brazing stainless steel or brazing in stainless dropouts, the middle is a DT Swiss spoke. After it was brazed together precision filing and sanding began, about 8 hours later Bing-Bam-Boom Done! I couldn’t be more excited to spend my life with the woman I love.