Re: [CR]Unusual frame design on eBay - Caselli track bike


Example: Framebuilders

From: "Martin Appel" <martin@team-ware.de>
Subject: Re: [CR]Unusual frame design on eBay - Caselli track bike
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 2008 11:24:46 +0100
In-Reply-To: <58dbc8400812162028x2e459047y135c64c5e3a23de@mail.gmail.com>
References: <017C7F5D0130449C94BA8BB79582480C@cpugreer> <000701c95ff2$38cea180$6401a8c0@your94e826b122>


Professional bike racing is also a marketing vehicle for manufacturers. I've seen many designs, especially on the track and in TT, that are aimed at just looking "different" - whether or not it actually improves the standard diamond frame, is debatable in most cases. If it catches the cameras eye, it has succeeded...

Martin Appel Munich, Germany

"Harry Travis" <travis.harry@gmail.com> schrieb:
>What understanding (or misunderstanding) of the forces on a bike would
>lead
>someone to build this frame? What problem does it solve? What
>weaknesses
>does it create? (I notice that with a smaller front wheel, more space
>has
>been furnished to the rider for her feet, and the headtube can be made
>longer.)
>
>Harry Travis
>Washington, DC
>USA
>
>
>On 12/16/08, Rod <rodk3d@comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>> Never seen a frame like this:
>>
>>
>>
>http://cgi.ebay.com/CASELLI-BIEMMEZETA-TRACK-FRAME-52cm-Pista-Rare-frame_W0QQitemZ370131630317QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_sportsleisure_cycling_bikeparts_SR?hash=item370131630317&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318