Bicycle Mechanics - missing chainstay bridge
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06-09-09, 04:37 PM
does anyone have any idea how necessary a chainstay bridge is? once the bridge is compromised does the structural integrity of the frame decrees? are there any dangers? thanks
depends on the frame.... why? did yours break?
06-09-09, 05:16 PM
If the Frame Builder put it there it wasn't just for looks.;)
06-09-09, 06:20 PM
My understanding is that it doesn't do much in terms of adding stiffness.
06-09-09, 06:40 PM
seems like tubing manufacturers don't really like the chainstay bridge. You need it for a decent fender install though.
06-09-09, 06:45 PM
no it didnt break it was removed. actually there was never a bridge it was just a kickstand plate welded between the chainstay where the bridge would be. but its a 60cm steel bianchi road frame. i just want to know if chainstay bridges really serve a direly necessary purpose
06-09-09, 06:46 PM
The chainstay bridge is entirely optional. Some people claim it stiffens the chainstays. I've built frames both ways and can't tell the difference. They are handy if you need a place to anchor a fender, though.
06-09-09, 06:48 PM
cool thanks everyone thats all i needed to know. just wanted to make sure my bike was safe without it
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