[CR]Re: [Frame] Reynolds 531 Rear Triangle Savings ??


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2007
Date: Mon, 7 May 2007 20:29:36 -0700 (PDT)
From: "Donald Gillies" <gillies@cs.ubc.ca>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: [Frame] Reynolds 531 Rear Triangle Savings ??

Ok, let me rephrase the question since I'm getting nowhere ...

"You are making a reynolds 531 sport-touring frame that's 24.5" large. It's not a loaded tourer, and its not a road-racing bicycle. What butting profiles would you use in the rear triangle."

With this information, I could dig hunt around on the novacycles website and decide for myself if plain-gauge tubes vs. butted rear tubes might reduce frame weight by about 50 grams ... I had always thought the savings of going to a butted rear triangle would be much more than 50 grams.

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA