Friday, November 22, 2013

Columbus steel road frame for Tennessee

 The rider of this frame has long legs and a short torso-hence the longer head tube. Hopefully, this cockpit will allow the use of a road stem flipped down with no spacers. The tubeset is almost entirely Columbus 'Life' and the frame is well below 4 lbs.
 Yes, those are stainless steel investment cast dropouts. Am I softening my stand on stainless ? In this case, yes. I think that there is some stainless hardware for framebuilding that works pretty well. I'll probably never build a frame with a stainless BB shell or head tube but dropouts are a practical and sensible use of stainless steel.

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