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    Mystery holes



    This "Ex Mario Cippolini Time Trial Cannondale frame" was recently posted on FGG.

    What's the deal with the holes drilled into the side of the seat tube? (as easily seen in this picture)


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    For a front derailleur.

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    too bad they're so small. it would be a good place to keep your stash.

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    whats with that slack geometry?! It ruins that bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbocation
    For a front derailleur.
    On a bike with track ends?
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    It's a time trial frame, so it's made for road, not track. Hence, the road geometry.
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    I understand the TT aspect and why the holes are there, but what I don't get is the lack of derailleur hanger in the rear. And the dropouts/trackends don't appear to be replaceable.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    sivat has it
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    ^ bolt on maybe?
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    It's something you could do, but on that bike? I'm not so sure it would designed for a low-end form of derailleur attachment.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    And it's hard to tell, but that brake bridge doesn't appear to be drilled.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    It's probably a road frame that they just welded track ends onto rather than designing a whole new fixed specific frame without the unnecessaries.

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    man...i really had no idea what to expect with that thread title.

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    those are "speed holes". They make you go faster.
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    I was wondering when "speed holes" would be mentioned.
    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacKid View Post
    I explained that he could never pay me enough cash for the amount of work I had put into that bike and the only way to compensate me for it was to ride the hell out of it.
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    He may have taken a saw to it to make it look like a track bike. The brake bridge is a mystery though.

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    they are there to whistle and scare deer out of your way when you are tearin it up down those country roads
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    Maybe email the owner..?

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    They just used a seat tube that already had the derailleur holes in it. That's why it does not go along with the track ends.
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    Even complete with the spoke card!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by el twe
    I was wondering when "speed holes" would be mentioned.
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    this seems like it would be trek's vision for a track bike. trek is booty.

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