Re: [CR]Re: Wishbone stays, Strawberry

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Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 10:26:01 -0800
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Wishbone stays, Strawberry
From: "Brandon Ives" <>
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On Friday, March 28, 2003, at 09:06 AM, wrote:
> Why don't more builders use the "wishbone" seatstay arrangement?
> Is it the "look?
> the ride?
> harder to build?

Well as we saw a couple weeks back BSA was building with them in the late 'teens in the thirties. I know the not-so-popular Fred Parr built with them 30 years ago. Also more recently with the cast Strawberry wishbone I know Jeff Lyon likes them too I think Jeff uses the cast Strawberry wishbone also. If anyone would like to know more about Strawberry you can check out their web page at Andy has a really nice gallery and I really like his lug cut.

Personally I like wishbones and plan to use the 2-3 of the cast wishbones in my frame parts bin at some time. Also using what I learned at Bike Friday (who use wishbones in an unclassic way) I've some up with a few ideas that I haven't seen before that I'd like to try. I think mainly wishbones are mainly a look, though I'm sure some people would differ. They might be a little lighter and a little weaker laterally but that's just a guess. enjoy, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives Doing laundry and thinking about bikes on a paid holiday in sunny Santa Barbara, Calif.