Friday, November 19, 2010

Photos for Todd

Well, hobbling around the shop is painful enough that I've decided to spend the afternoon doing computer work (sitting down hurts less). So, first up, some photos for Todd. This is a fairly conventional 29" geared frame/fork combo with s-bend, plenty of tire clearance and shortish stays, and a direct mount front derailleur setup. Nothing earth-shattering, but it should be a solid and fun ride, and that's the goal.

In other news, the KVA stainless tubes came in today. Have just unwrapped and ogled a bit, I'll do a post about them next week at some point.


Manicmtbr said...

Very nice. Looks like my size?

No need for a brace between the stays? Does the dropout style negate the need for one?

Walt said...

Manic -

Yes, in this case the disc tab is an integral part of the dropout, rather than being welded separately to the seatstay. So the dropout *itself* acts as a brace to allow the seat/chain stays to share the load.

And yes, these dropouts are nice for me because they save a bunch of steps (ie, miter/weld disc tab, miter/weld brace) and function/weigh the same as a breezer.