For me it not massively relevant that American did smooth stuff as well as chunky welds
Cos in my opinion I'm free to modify stuff, certainly I haven't ended up with a hideous item, whether it's an action that's compatible with the maker's original output or not
Equally, of course people are free to have any opinion they want about it but I don't want to be dictated to about my decision to go ahead and do what I wanted
I just love the fact that ultimately at the end of the journey it ain't un-American at all!
As it turns out they were at it themselves! Definitely
for road so they had the tooling and the people with the skills to use it and that being the case how likely is it they didn't kick out ANY smoothed MTBs, at all, not even PT or special order? As you say there's bound to be the odd-ball or two
I saw the Breezers and Tandems (!) when I was meandering around Mombat
That Beryllium bike is also remarkable in having a BITD price of $26k!
So anyway I think that's case closed all aspects of the stem (but taste of course), liberty prevails, so to speak
But I have certainly learned some stuff, as you may have noticed I never pretend to know what I don't! The smoothed American gear was a twist I didn't expect
Thanks for posting back and thanks for the additional info
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