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Old 05-24-03, 01:07 PM   #1
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Hourglass headtubes

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I would like to ask you what fork i should get.....naaaah just joking.
Ok for the serious part. Are hourglass shaped headtubes better that plain ones? Also if bottom and top tube are joined together into a monocoque-like shape together with the headtube is a good sign for strength and durability on the frame? The weld on my frame is 4cm long (the one that joins top and bottom tube.)

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And thanks for the fork advices some weeks ago.
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Old 05-24-03, 01:10 PM   #2
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Do you have a picture of what you are refering too?
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yep here it is. sorry for the pink color...my webcap sucks.
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That style of butting produces more strenght and stiffness for the headtube. I assume the hourglass you are refering to is the the bulge and the bottom and top of the headtube. The is where the headset slides into.
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yep thats the stuff i am talking about. I presume that my hardtail is far from the typical racing xc frame then!!!!!!
Downhills here i come.
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Frames can still be light with large gussets or butting like that, dont think your bike is a big downhill bike or anything.
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of course it isnt. i dont expect it to be a SCV10 but at least i can go downhill and have my fun without having to worry about a lightweight xc race frame.
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