Tuesday, July 21, 2015

 I made this gusset to counter the stress that likely caused the cracks on this older (random belt drive SS) frame. Apparently when the seat post is long enough, and there isn't sufficient insertion depth, there are stresses in odd places on the seat tube. All of the frames that I see (on the internet) that have had this failure lack any kind of ST-TT gusset.
 Once the list is going a little slower I'll shoot for a batch of my 4" risers. This is my first week on a frame with a short chainstay coupled with a taller bar and it has made manualing a 26" similar to the 24". I used to be on a 2" riser on my DJ bikes and I'll never go back.

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