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Old 04-27-08, 07:42 PM   #1
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help me indentify this bike

I found this bike on the local classified ads and am trying to figure out who makes it. The description was pretty vague and seller hasn't gotten back to me yet, but I want to find out as much as I can so that I can make a desision on whether or not to buy it.

He's selling it pretty cheap, so I might just pick it up as a beater. This is the only photo he had posted:

(I love the bars)

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Old 04-27-08, 07:57 PM   #2
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Am I hallucinating or is that a bend in the seat tube? I've seen curved seatstays before but never that.
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Am I hallucinating or is that a bend in the seat tube? I've seen curved seatstays before but never that.

I was thinking the same thing. But it looks like it's supposed to be like that. I don't know why it would be bent that way though. Normally the bend would go the opposite way to follow the curve of the wheel.
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Seriously? That's common on a lot of track bikes, road bikes and time trial bikes.
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Seriously? That's common on a lot of track bikes, road bikes and time trial bikes.
What would be the benefit of the seat tube curved the way it is on the bike that I posted?
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Triathlon bikes are made this way to shorten the top tube and get the rider correctly positioned with that style of bars. It might make for wierd ride, if used as a beater...even with different bars.
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