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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Great looking frame- need to see some bits on it!


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It will take some time... spokes are quite slow to arrive...


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i hope this lasts the test off time

ive just welded a Airborne Pukka wallop ware it snapped at the flex plate.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2012 4:22 pm 
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kase1983 wrote:
i hope this lasts the test off time

ive just welded a Airborne Pukka wallop ware it snapped at the flex plate.


Yeah, I'd like to see welding in more than one plane at the bb to ensure the flex was in the plate rather than the weld. Looks like a bit of undercut on the lh chainstay weld.

Don't get me wrong, tis very nice, I wish I could afford one!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:43 pm 
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I don't know, but this frame has undergone 10 years of testing before hitting the production line (according to the guys at Funk). Having a flex plate cracking on a lifetime guaranteed frame would be quite dumb.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:39 pm 
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very excited to see that build progress. thanks for sharing!
read a very interesting interview with "mr. funk" a year ago. don't have the link at hand but it would be a good fit for this thrad as he explains his decision making for this frame.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 8:58 pm 
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mallott wrote:
10 years testing? WTF were they doing for 10 years?


Probably put on some sot of test rig and flexed as many times as it would be in 10 years of riding.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:58 am 
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I can't wait to see this built up..


Looks amazing & the Ti Flex plate is a great idea :D


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:45 pm 
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Location: Scotland!!!!!! Yay, at last, only 4 years waiting!
Doesn't the full suss bike from Orbea use similar principals at the rear except in carbon! :shock:


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Cannondale too, flex stays are a normal way to obtain moderate travel without pivots...


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