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    Senior Member Briareos's Avatar
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    Older Style GT Frames

    I have a GT Strike frame from the late 90's, and it has the hallmark GT seatstays where they extend past the seat-tube and end on the top-tube. Why did they do this? Is there some sort of benefit, besides looking cool? I'm guessing it has something to do with stiffness...

    Example:http://www.geocities.com/bikelinks/images/roadbik2.jpg

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    It is copied from the 1950s Thanet Silverlight and is supposed to add stiffness.

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    The rear stays were marketing driven since it gave the frames a unique look.
    Becareful buying/selling bike parts on-line. I learned the hard way. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Briareos
    I have a GT Strike frame from the late 90's, and it has the hallmark GT seatstays where they extend past the seat-tube and end on the top-tube. Why did they do this? Is there some sort of benefit, besides looking cool? I'm guessing it has something to do with stiffness...

    Example:http://www.geocities.com/bikelinks/images/roadbik2.jpg
    What GT calls their "Triple Triangle" frame is a design that's been around since 1923. In bikedom it's actually known as the "hellenic frame type" named after Fred Hellens.
    GT's in the barn: 67 and counting.

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