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    You think your bike has steep angles?

    Check out the seat tube on this bad boy http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2006...Barthmaier.htm

    Why is it so steep? Is it because the frame is pretty small or just for raw power on the track? Looks like it may jar a little on the road.

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    Not that steep to me. Looks like normal track geo. Shants' Makino...now that was a steep frame, like ungodly steep.
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    They don't "belong" on the road , anyway...

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    probably a sprinting frame. anyway, check dolface's 3rensho.


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    That seat tube is pretty damn steep. Dolface's Rensho has a comparable seat tube. It'd be for the latter though: power transfer (I'm educating-guessing)

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    Thanks Don - I was kinda hoping you would chip in cos I can't see a design rationale for the design. It is a triathlon type angle which, as I understand it gives power and aerodynamics, but it seems unusually steep for a track bike and I wonder how it would affect handling.

    I think your two word answer probably summed up your view!

    By the way - I know it doesn't belong on the road but most people don't ride flat bars on the track, so I was assuming it's being ridden on the road. I was just observing that such a steep seat tube would make it less comfortable on bumpy ground.

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    custom designed bicycles by ****AMORI


    edit: haha

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    Whoah! That frame looks strangely familiar! Awesome!

    It's quite interesting -- fillet braze /over/ the lugwork. Pretty rare.

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    I talked to dolface once about his frame and he said his sprinted incredibly fast, but was rather uncomfortable.

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    someone needs to tell dude velocity isn't NJS

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    Quote Originally Posted by sohi
    custom designed bicycles by ****AMORI
    I got too geeked out by the angles side of things to point out that the name of the designer is a little party that comes with you when you ride.

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    I see it now...that pic was taken at an angle so it was hard to judge. Thanks don (and the OP) for those eagle eyes.

    Shants still wins.

    And dolface...wow. How do you climb SF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evanyc
    someone needs to tell dude velocity isn't NJS

    Maybe the dude doesn't race in Japan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sammyboy
    Maybe the dude doesn't race in Japan?
    i could care less if his stuff is NJS, but in the description he lists compenents and says "all NJS"

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    the makino in question

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    the peleton, makino, and rensho all seem to have pretty similar, painful, geometry

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    OP's peloton ftw. How much funnier would it be as Sh|tsumori.

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