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    GF frames

    I've been wondering (and I'm bored), whats the deal with the curvy bottom tube on some of the GF frames? Anyone smart on that?
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    http://www.velonews.com/article/92615

    That article says that it is so you have more clearance for front wheel travel, but also maintain the original geometry and have enough room for bottles. I've also heard that it is for extra stiffness, but to me (a mechanical engineering student), it looks like it would welcome flex in the downtube more so than a straight one. But it is 3:30 in the morning and I am not an engineer yet haha

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    my GF has curves and I like them.
    Some people are just like Slinky's. Not really good for anything but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.

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