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Old 03-23-19, 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr View Post
intetesting- I hadn't heard that term before. Time for some web lookin!
Happy hunting, but here's at least one place where the term is mentioned, scroll down to the paragraph about the Raleigh Pro Mk. II:

h**ps//on-the-drops.blogspot.com/2016/12/raleighs-bike-boom-flagship-raleigh.html
I had to edit the link cause (did not know this!) Bike Forums does not allow linking to other sites, OK will watch out for that in future!
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Old 03-24-19, 03:59 PM
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not c&v, but the frame I built last winter has stays brazed to the seat tube. A heart shaped piece of metal was brazed to the frame and the stays were brazed to the heart.
I didnt want traditional spoon style plugs and like some of the fastback styles, but not all of them. So this was a 3rd route I decided to go with.
This is, pretty much, the style I'm interested in. Amazing craftsmanship. Out of curiosity, since you built the frame for yourself, was it a conscious decision to make the head tube a little shorter to be able to add spacers above it, vs. using a longer HT and running no/minimal spacers?
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Old 03-24-19, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by mecheng View Post
This is, pretty much, the style I'm interested in. Amazing craftsmanship. Out of curiosity, since you built the frame for yourself, was it a conscious decision to make the head tube a little shorter to be able to add spacers above it, vs. using a longer HT and running no/minimal spacers?
thanks! It was a blast learning how to build a frame, even if these seat stays took probably 5 hours in total for me to angle properly. They were supposed to be directly below the seat lug, but like a haircut, you can't add once cut! I do like how they turned out.


as for the head tube, it's set the way it is just because of my body measurements and using a level top tube. The top head tube lug is actually longer than traditional head tube lugs which allows for less spacers.
if the head tube were longer, the top tube would have been higher up, the seat tube would be longer, etc. As it, is it's a 65cm frame. Can't imagine it being a bigger frame.

one workaround to have ablut the same seat tube length but less spacers would be to use sloping lugs like the Slant6(called something different now). But I wanted a level top tube on this build, so 35mm of spacers was the result.

I am planning a gravel build on my own and will most likely use the Lleyellyn slant6 style lugs for that build simce itll be a carbon fork and i want to keep spacers to 25mm or so.

This is a link to the full build. You can see all the success and all the mistakes as i made em.
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Old 03-26-19, 05:21 PM
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Strawberry frame.
Late to the party here, another fine example of Andy's work. Is there a thread or can we have more pics plz?
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MBK (successor to Motobécane) used this design in the early 90ies: "High power frame for increased rigidity and better power transmission".




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Late to the party here, another fine example of Andy's work. Is there a thread or can we have more pics plz?
I don't have one, but I think he has a gallery of drool.
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I don't have one, but I think he has a gallery of drool.
Oh he does, spent a lot of time there. I have one similar to the one you posted, unfortunately it's way to small, bought it anyway had to have one.

Was the red one just a random pic?
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