Re: [CR]French frame with split seat tube?

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Subject: Re: [CR]French frame with split seat tube?
Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2003 00:53:03 -0700

Subject: [CR]French frame with split seat tube?

Mike asked:

"Does anyone know of a French made frame that had a seat tube that was split to allow for a short wheel base."

Yes, it was made by Mecacycle and the model was "Turbo" (I had one).

The construction was very clever, featuring what looked to be a sloping crown fork that was actually fork blades bent with the inner sides collapsed and brazed directly onto the steerer (no fork crown).

The attachment of the two "seat tube stays" to the seat tube provided a nice stylistic match to the design of the fork.

This bike should not be confused with the Rigi, which was Italian.

Hugh Enox
La Honda