Re: [CR]re: Stays? Seat or chain or both?

Example: Framebuilders:Brian Baylis

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 2004 20:25:08 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]re: Stays? Seat or chain or both?
To: writes:

However most people I've spoken to feel think that pencil chainstays do make a difference.

As I recall, this subject came up a year or so ago and many framebuilders felt that curved stays were merely gimmicks to gin up sales. I suspect pencil stays would fall under the same conclusion. I can understand the compression argument. I can understand the brake support argument. What I can't understand is why so many builders would talk about using "beefy chainstays" to support the bb during sprints and climbing if it didn't really make any difference. Or, are we only talking about seatstays here? Lou Deeter, Orlando FL