The spirit is willing...
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ottawa, ON
Bikes: 2013 custom, 1994 Marinoni Special, 1934 Macleans Featherweight, 1984 Bertrand, 2011 self-built custom
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wishbone seatstays-pros & cons?
I'm interested in building my own frame one day, but for now, while I practice brazing, I'm just looking at design elements and trying to figure out what I want in a frame.
On that note, I've seen a few bikes (though not many) with wishbone seatstays. This feature is more common with new bikes in carbon, or with carbon elements, but I really like the look on a steel frame.
Are there unique and desirable ride characteristics offered by a wishbone seatstay, or is it more flash than substance?