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

Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon

From: "Steven Willis" <>
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Subject: Re: [CR]re: Stays? Seat or chain or both?
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 09:39:04 -0700

If all else is the same larger diameter or thicker walls means stiffer, and longer gives more movement at the end. Maybe you can not feel it but the science does not change. Steven Willis 1778 East Second Street Scotch Plains NJ 07076 908-322-3330

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Sent: Monday, June 21, 2004 5:25 PM
Subject: Re: [CR]re: Stays? Seat or chain or both?

> 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