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Old 12-22-17, 06:15 PM
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Yeah, every time I see those I'm like ....WHY.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Yeah, every time I see those I'm like ....WHY.
I've never seen them before and my very first thought was 'wait...what the...wait...is that...why?"
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Asymmetric stays kill it for me.

It helps on the track.

The steeper chainstay angle is in the inside/low side of the track for stiffness. The more relaxed chainstay angle is on the outside/high side of the track for compliance. I totally made this up.


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Old 12-28-17, 06:08 PM
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Old 12-28-17, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Asymmetric stays kill it for me.
Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Yeah, every time I see those I'm like ....WHY.
About the only reason I can come up with that isn't blatant BS is that offsetting the attachment prevents the fillets from interfering with each other while building the frame. It shouldn't even be a problem then, but who knows?
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Old 12-28-17, 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
It helps on the track.

The steeper chainstay angle is in the inside/low side of the track for stiffness. The more relaxed chainstay angle is on the outside/high side of the track for compliance. I totally made this up. -Tim-
Hahaha... thanks!

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About the only reason I can come up with that isn't blatant BS is that offsetting the attachment prevents the fillets from interfering with each other while building the frame. It shouldn't even be a problem then, but who knows?
From the site:

So what’s with the asymmetric seat stays? Mathew tells us: “The reasoning behind the offset ‘Möbius’ stays is that it makes the drive side stiffer when pedalling. By nature 99% of bikes are slightly out of balance because the drive is on one side and frames are not built to account for it.”
I don't know...

Still bike porn worthy craftsmanship there, whether or not it makes any difference in ride or performance. I too have never seen this before, which is why I posted it.
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Old 12-28-17, 10:00 PM
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“The reasoning behind the offset ‘Möbius’ stays is that it makes the drive side stiffer when pedalling. By nature 99% of bikes are slightly out of balance because the drive is on one side and frames are not built to account for it.”
Sounds an awful lot like those kooks who talk about wheels being out of balance because of valve stems.
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Old 12-29-17, 04:55 PM
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I love the pearl bar tape. That's white done right.

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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
It helps on the track.

The steeper chainstay angle is in the inside/low side of the track for stiffness. The more relaxed chainstay angle is on the outside/high side of the track for compliance. I totally made this up.
Lol Tim. How about this one:

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I love the pearl bar tape. That's white done right.
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Does that excessive tire clearance look odd to anyone else?
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That De Rosa is so gorgeous. I think the tire clearance actually looks great - a wider tire would clash with the rest of the build.
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Old 12-29-17, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by scoho View Post
Lol Tim. How about this one:

The part that sticks down is like a keel on a sailboat, to adds stability.

That's all I got.
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Old 12-29-17, 10:18 PM
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Yamaguchi builds frames like a nutjob, but I kinda love them.

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Old 12-29-17, 10:20 PM
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I think I remember reading somewhere that he took the seat tube out of this one to make it more aero.

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Old 12-30-17, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by zubes5280 View Post
That De Rosa is so gorgeous. I think the tire clearance actually looks great - a wider tire would clash with the rest of the build.
I agree, a wider tire would be wrong. I'm saying the fork isn't tight enough. It's like a touring fork with room for a fat tire and fenders. Seems out of place on a track bike.
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Looks like MASH finally sold out of their exclusive black sets

They're baaack...





https://shop.mashsf.com/collections/...a-black-cranks
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Nice! And here to stay too!
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The part that sticks down is like a keel on a sailboat, to adds stability.

That's all I got.
what..... you've never heard of slot track racing?
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Lol Tim. How about this one:


Why isn't this in the jackass thread?
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Found the cooler older brother of my bike:

[/url]On-One Pompino SSCX by Neil Bridge, on Flickr
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Lefty lockring porn

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^ What's the deal with that thing, does it require some proprietary tool for installation/removal? quality lock rings dont need any special rehasing, maybe that's why those things are on sale.
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