Framebuilders - Old steel frame conversion to ISP type
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07-25-11, 12:20 AM
Anybody knows if this is possible with an old but descent steel frame??
Anybody have done it?
07-25-11, 05:24 AM
Sure, it's possible, but it's way more effort then it's worth with nothing to gain. It's really hard to beat a standard seat post- and if the frame is already finished and functional it seems like a non-starter.
If you have your heart set on an ISP I would recommend starting from the ground up and really paying attention to how the forces act on the parts you hope to design.
07-25-11, 09:19 AM
Thanks eric :) I have a frame that might need a repair so I was thinking in the possibility. :)
07-28-11, 05:44 PM
You could paint your seat post the same color as the frame and get 99% of the benefit of the ISP with none of the hassles.
07-29-11, 11:16 PM
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