General Cycling Discussion - Help identify this bike
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10-07-08, 05:29 PM
Hoping someone can help me identify a bike. It is either a city commuter or a mountain bike. The unique characteristic is that the top tube is vertically flat. I have seen one go by while I was driving. I also saw celebrity cyclist David Byrne on one. I realize that more than one manufacturer may offer this style. What is the benefit of a veritically flat top tube?
Thanks for any answers.
I believe Byrne was riding/rides the Hummer branded version of the montague folding MTB.
10-07-08, 10:12 PM
What an odd co-incidence, I saw one of those for the first time last week.
10-07-08, 10:29 PM
What is the benefit of a veritically flat top tube?
It gives the tube a lot of stiffness in the vertical direction. Notice that that frame member is the only thing giving the bike stiffness in that direction.
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