[CR]Re: Wishbone stays, Strawberry

(Example: Framebuilding:Technology)

From: <rodk3d@attbi.com>
To: Brandon Ives <monkeylad@mac.com>
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2003 17:06:08 +0000
cc: Grant McLean <Grant.McLean@SportingLife.ca>
cc: Grant McLean
Subject: [CR]Re: Wishbone stays, Strawberry

So.......

My Ron Stout has the wishbone stays, I've seen Colin Laing and his son Ian frames built using the wishbone stays, and now I see the Strawberry also.

Why don't more builders use the "wishbone" seatstay arrangement?

Is it the "look? the ride? harder to build?

Rod Kronenberg Fort Collins, CO
> Too each their own, but let me lay down why I like it. I find a large
> percentage of bikes, classic bikes included, very boring. I really
> appreciate builders who 'think outside of the box.' Building a bike is
> not rocket science and I think just about anybody on this list could
> make their own. Anyway, I think people spend too much time looking at
> fancy lugs and not thinking about the look or design of the rest of
> the frame. There are tons of folk that just build the same frame over
> and over. . . and over.
>
> If a builder is willing to break with tradition that gives them bonus
> points in my book. Take e-richie's frames for example, he uses
> oversized tubing on all(?) his frames. I'm sure he gets flak from
> people that want a classic looking bike. But he was willing to step
> away from tradition and built using oversized tubes. Rene Herse looked
> at what was around him and said, 'I can do better' and he did in many
> cases. I like touring frames that have racks brazed on because it
> shows that the builder is thinking of how the bike is going to be used.
>
> In the case of the Strawberry seat binder it's a much better way of
> binding the seatpost that previous methods. Remember all the aero
> bikes that just used a screw into the seatpost. It would scar the post
> and also not hold it very well either. Also the bike just looks clean
> to me and I like wishbone monostays. Again to each their own, and the
> fewer people that like bikes I like the easier it is for me to get them.
> ciao,
> Brandon"monkeyman"Ives
> pedals to a different drummer
> in Santa Barbara, Calif
>
> On Friday, March 28, 2003, at 07:08 AM, Grant McLean wrote:
>
> > List,
> >
> > Just zipping up my flame retardant gear here....
> >
> > I don't get it. That seat stay "treatment" seems entirely
> > disproportionate for a frame that large. I understand
> > it's their signature move, but looks like it was left in
> > the microwave too long. Goofy seat post binder aside,
> > I don't see what else makes this frame drool worthy.
> > The fork is ugly too.
> >
> > Grant McLean
> > Toronto.Ca
> > duck and cover!