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Old 01-09-07, 02:16 AM
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new bike design

I'm new here. Just thought I'd get some feedback on my new frame design. Check it out. The Evil Z
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Hmmm, interesting!

You do know there's a forum for frame builders, don't you?

I know others more qualified than I will chime in, so in the meantime,

Welcome to BF!

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Pretty cool, but the Z is backwards.
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How low can the seat post go before it hits?
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Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.
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Old 01-09-07, 12:03 PM
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Is there a warranty that comes with that thing?
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Looks a little long?
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Did you use some aluminum drain gutters to build that?
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What is the weight?
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Is the fork double crown?

Plan on hitting some sweet drops?
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind
What is the weight?

I am guessing 65 lbs.
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Bet that baby bombs down hills!
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I'm not understanding the fork...
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the top tube length is 21". Weight is 28 lbs for this one. I am working on reducing the weight with a forging process, and cnc machining. I take it to race at Rehbeins indoor arena in Lino Lakes MN. It's built with 6061 T6 aluminum. Warranty is lifetime against defects, like any other manufacturer. The seatpost can be cut to your desired length. The fork is the bomshell f4 with the bombsite stem. I have a black one built with an Answer Pro Sythe carbon and Sinz wheelset, stem, and brake set. Crankset is Race Face LP turbines, w/euro BB. If you look at the frame from the left side it is a Z.
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Originally Posted by kerk
Pretty cool, but the Z is backwards.
Depends which side you look at it.
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double clamp fork

The fork is a double clamp Bombshell f4 with a bombsite stem. It is a race fork 45 oz.
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Wild. I live in Hopkins, too. I need to come over and see that thing.
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absolutly I would be happy to let you ride it.
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oops I will need to get you my location. Send me a request at evilzbikes@gmail.com
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Good answers. I still think the fork might be overkill, but maybe not. If it's 28 lbs. it doesn't weigh that much more than my old 440. I guessed it was a race configuration, one of the guys I used to race with had a rectangle tube frame that wasn't completely dissimilar.
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holeshot

One of the guys racing the frame in AZ. said it reminds him of the holeshot. It had a front frame configuration similar to mine. It had holes drilled in the top tube for weight-savings. You can see one on ebay I'm sure.
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oops I will need to get you my location. Send me a request at evilzbikes@gmail.com
Dude, this is the 21st century. I already have your address and phone number. Give me a couple of minutes and I'll post your SSN.

I live just across 169 & Excelsior from you.
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Originally Posted by eviltom
the top tube length is 21". Weight is 28 lbs for this one. I am working on reducing the weight with a forging process, and cnc machining. I take it to race at Rehbeins indoor arena in Lino Lakes MN. It's built with 6061 T6 aluminum. Warranty is lifetime against defects, like any other manufacturer. The seatpost can be cut to your desired length. The fork is the bomshell f4 with the bombsite stem. I have a black one built with an Answer Pro Sythe carbon and Sinz wheelset, stem, and brake set. Crankset is Race Face LP turbines, w/euro BB. If you look at the frame from the left side it is a Z.
I understand that you can cut the seatpost, but would one want more versatility in length without having to cut it?

I'm not trying to bash your design, just trying to understand something new okay?
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I am all for someone thinking outside the triangle. The only reason the double-triangle persists without advancement is that the world controlling body of cycling bans 'em in road and track cycling. Hence the banning of the revolutionary track bikes.

The box design is not much different to a design used for bike hire (I think) in an British city a few years ago.

Thing is... is it winning races yet?

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please dont post my SSN. Just let my know when you'd like to ride it. I'm still a novice at this computer stuff. As to the seatpost length, most riders know where they'd like the seat. A basic aluminum seatpost is only 10-$11.00 at most shops. Most riders probably have an extra saddle laying around, so having two shouldn't cost you much, if anything.
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I havn't raced it personally yet. I still need some practice time. There is a racer in AZ. I shipped one to yesterday, and a team rider for gt/dyno that I sent one to already. He is not concerned about the race geometry. He still thinks it's fine for flatland stuff. We'll soon find out.
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