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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:35 pm 
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jwlinn that is awesome! Please share more details of the build.


Build thread for Jake/Joshuas San Andreas; viewtopic.php?f=1&t=405621


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:08 pm 
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Hotwheels. wrote:
What is a FASP and how can I get one as they sound cool?


The "FASP" is the Fixed Angle Seat Post. WTB/Cunningham offered them for some years. This is the description in the 1987 Cunningham Applied Technology Infopac:

The WTB fixed angle seat post is Cunningham designed and is offered in 320mm extension. It allows normal fore and aft adjustment of the saddle. The saddle rail clamp on this seat post is about an inch farther forward than with most other seatposts. This unique feature makes it possible for a rider to position the saddle farther forward than would normally be possible with any given seat tube angle. (The effects is equivalent to a seattube angle about one degree steeper.) The appeal of this post is its light weight, reliability and clean simple appearance. Its limitation is that once the angle is set properly, a change of saddle type sometimes requires a readjustment of the angle, a process which involves some careful filing. (I will re-mill the angle for $10.) Add $62 to price of frames for this option.

This particular racer has the sloping toptube and large seat post option as well, which makes it a bit lighter and the seat post a bit longer as well. While the other FASPs came in sizes that fits a lot of bikes, this option is Cunningham only. And pretty pricey as well – in todays money that would be a $724 extra charge. Actually this bike was $5000 back in the days, a pretty hefty sum of $11300 in todays money…


SLOPING TOPTUBE AND LARGE DIAMETER SEATPOST OPTION
The Indian and Racer frames are also available with a sloping toptube and large diameter seatpost. This option makes the frame about 1/2 lb. lighter and further stiffens the bottombracket area for added energy transfer efficiency. The sloping toptube gives added crotch clearance which can be used to advantage on difficult terrain such as rough trails where one can lower the body, extend a leg over obstacles, and pull the bike over without dismounting. This type of frame is easily shouldered for carrying, but there is usually not enough room to hook the arm around the toptube as on a horizontal toptube. This option does not change the handling of the bike, as the geometry is unchanged. The greater surface area of the large seatpost creates more sliding friction. People that raise and lower the seatpost a lot would be better advised to use the standard size seattube. The other drawback of this option is that your seatpost and front derailler are non-standard which is something to be considered if you are touring in distant lands. Add $320. for this option. .


How you can get one? I have no idea and I need one or two myself. The last one sold on eBay was $750 or so :roll:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:15 pm 
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Well. If Bjørnar is playing, I am also playing. :)

ErikFive´s Steve Potts #009. Mark Slates personal bike.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:19 pm 
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And I thought the San Andreas had it...


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Too many amazing bike that month. 8)
Difficult to vote


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Notes to admin: 2 votes needed this month!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:08 pm 
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Lotus for me, super cool


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:09 pm 
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Lotus for me, super cool


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Cheshire1980 wrote:
Lotus for me, super cool

al-onestare wrote:
Notes to admin: 2 votes needed this month!

Second both :xmas-cool:


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