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I like an aspect of the Salsa Cro-Moly frame design, so I didn't email them about it

Old 03-02-16, 02:30 PM
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I like an aspect of the Salsa Cro-Moly frame design, so I didn't email them about it

As the thread title says, there is an aspect of what appears to be common to all Salsa Cro-Moly frame designs in their current line up that I like and frankly find smart, so I decided to not email them about it a few minutes ago.

I'm going to produce the email I didn't send in full below, and I was wanting to see if people agree with me or think I'm away with the fairies.

BTW, I didn't use my real name(not for any particular reason) and used a pseudonym when I didn't contact them.

So here is my email to Salsa that I didn't send:


You guys are making your cro-moly frames stronger

Sorry to be so dramatic, but the title of the email is how I feel about the way you have leveled the joining of the top tube to the seat tube and the seat stays to the seat tube of your various cro-moly frames.

Now I realise that this email will probably be futile, but I figured better to send it and achieve nothing, than to just grumble about it to myself.

Basically it looks to me that your top tube is being joined to the seat tube, or the seat stays are being joined to the seat tube, just right, but either way it improves the strength of the frame design and in my view is appealing and quite smart.

I regard this as quite a different thing to the design look of something like what Giant does with its Defy range, where the level difference is so stark between seat stays & top tube to seat tube, one can appreciate it for being a different design perspective.

This particular design choice on your cro-moly frames in my view, just looks well thought out.

I've attached two photos with embarrassing MS Paint text, to demonstrate what I am referring to exactly.

The problem is more stark to me because you have not done this with your aluminum or carbon frames and sister cro-moly manufacturer Surly does it on some of their bikes, too.

If by some chance you do change this in the future, I may well not be purchasing one of your frames, as I like everything else about your designs.

Anyway, cheers

Raoul


P.S. I'm going to see if many other people agree with me or think I am a nutjob by posting this email at a very popular bicycle forum, "bikeforums.net"

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I think you need to get out of the house and ride your bike.
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I think you need to get out of the house and ride your bike.
Two feet of snow has fallen over the past 24 hours. I will get out with my regular Wednesday evening ski group tonight, but I probably won't ride again until the end of March.
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