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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:47 am 
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I'm not sure how I spotted this, but a Carbon Kestrel Road frame, its a bit special, Just like Lefty forks it doesn't seem right... but at the same time I love it! Might well make supple seating too perfect for unpadded swimming trunks, if it doesn't break, any thoughts comments or engineering calculations?! :D

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Kestrel-Airfoil-P ... 6030816324


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:52 pm 
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well to me it looks as though the weak points would be where teh seatstays meet the seattube/toptube
yes it looks beefier but there are lots of angles there rather than curves :?
carbon is quite flexi i heard though right?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:10 pm 
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It's an old idea:

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http://velospace.org/node/35621

It's all about the look.

Does the UCI still mandate "three main tubes"?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:25 pm 
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I see, very fluid design and aero I expect but mostly just cos they can.

Hmm, still seems a vunerable design, I can see why all my bikes are overbuilt! :D


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