I think this is actually a track bike for motorpacing. When I asked about motorpace bikes awhile back, someone sent a link to a page with some photos and many of the motorpace bikes had this feature. I think the fork, stem and bars have been changed to make the bike more practical, perhaps for training? Anyway, I'll know for sure fairly soon, as I was the high bidder. I'll put up some better pictures and details once I get it.
Steve Birmingham Lowell,Ma
Date: Tue, 25 May 2004 17:32:12 -0400 (EDT) From: firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: [CR]Headtube / Downtube support ? Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Content-Type: text/plain;charset=iso-8859-1 MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit Precedence: list Message: 5
This auction was posted by another member earlier this week. I see something I have never seen before on any road bike. There is a small tube or bar brazed from the bottom of the headtube lug to the downtube that acts like a gusset I suppose. I see this in todays BMX and other modern off road bikes but not on any road bikes. Almost looks like an afterthought because the downtube lug is so high on the headtube. Anyone else seen this set up on a road bike? Would this change the geometry such that it could now fit a smaller rider? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item678591108&indexURL=0#eba yphotohosting