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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 5:58 am 
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retrokona wrote:
Err, my Cosmic Trail Top Tube pad?

Before the iPad there was Cosmic Trail Top Tube Pads! Yey!

8) :lol:


ah!
Indeed, and quite the cosmic trail top tube pad it is.


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Hmmm, still would think the seat post should run down below the seat tube to avoid damage to the frame and give it strength, but I guess that would be impossible in this case. I'm no engineer, but some things should not be built :wink: :lol:
It's definitely different. :)


I think its fair to say you are quite correct in stating you are no engineer ;)

It should be lighter and stronger than a standard setup and for a race bike they make a lot of sense in many ways. Hence its no surprise that you'll find this feature on many new race frames 8)


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andrewl wrote:
GoldenEraMTB wrote:
Hmmm, still would think the seat post should run down below the seat tube to avoid damage to the frame and give it strength, but I guess that would be impossible in this case. I'm no engineer, but some things should not be built :wink: :lol:
It's definitely different. :)


I think its fair to say you are quite correct in stating you are no engineer ;)


Note: that should be read as a light hearted jovial comment!!


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i have a half built "thing" that i must try to complete and enter. need to regain my last place finishing spot. bit miffed that i got a vote last month! off to the shed! i will be back!


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:45 am 
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Here it goes. 1993 21" Attitude prototype. It is a re-spray from the Klein factory. I bought it from one of the factory painters.


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that Xizang is amazing! Not a very original build, but a very original build! (if you know what I mean... :lol: )


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:24 pm 
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mikee wrote:
well i'm gonna throw this in
apparently one of the worst riding bikes ever
a fact i'd dispute , its not as bad as its supposed to be , even less so since
i re-made the pivot parts and tightened up the clearances
91 cannondale se1000


mibee , but they are very cool, this kinda stuff drew me to Cannondale. This was type of bike that made me want to get into mountain biking. :D


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andrewl wrote:
GoldenEraMTB wrote:
Hmmm, still would think the seat post should run down below the seat tube to avoid damage to the frame and give it strength, but I guess that would be impossible in this case. I'm no engineer, but some things should not be built :wink: :lol:
It's definitely different. :)


I think its fair to say you are quite correct in stating you are no engineer ;)

It should be lighter and stronger than a standard setup and for a race bike they make a lot of sense in many ways. Hence its no surprise that you'll find this feature on many new race frames 8)


It's cool. So this is the future of mountain biking? Glad I live in the past.


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Hello,

I'll throw Lil Blue in to the mix.

Nothing fancy, just a Saracen Tuftrax.

More details here:

http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewto ... sc&start=0


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That Steelhead is pretty tidy - I saw on the build thread that there was a batch for tall guys so out of interest, how long is the top tube?


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