Friday, December 28, 2012

7005 road frame for N.Y. state

 This isn't a light duty frame but something for durability and utility. That said, it is 2 lbs. 14 oz.  a bit lighter than what I would have guessed. It has some great tubing, both old and new. The top and downtube as well as the seatstays are some of the last of my NOS Easton elite stash. I had planned to use some s-bend seastays but they were so wide that the brake bridge would have been too short to span the distance !
 These bi-conical seatstays are feathery light and should dampen the ride a bit. The chainstays are very stout so the bike won't lose any of that great snappy acceleration.
This frame will most likely be paired up with a 45 mm rake to match the 72 degree head angle. this should yield a nice nimble feel without losing the good downhill stability- Classic Bianchi geometry from the early '80's

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