[CR]Colin Laing single speed frame design

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From: "Charles Nighbor" <cnighbor1@comcast.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Thu, 8 Jan 2009 15:11:33 -0800
Subject: [CR]Colin Laing single speed frame design

I asked Colin about his single speed frame design with a curved seat tube that places the seat back towards the rear axle. Much more than a normal frame Colin Laing reply is below. Ask for a photo of ths frame if interested. ''----- Original Message ----- From: Colin Laing To: Charles Nighbor Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2009 2:32 PM Subject: Re: A question on one of your frames Hello Charles,

The idea is to sit almost above the back axle , mainly for time trials or hill climbs, The curved tube was a Jack Taylor feature, copied from Claud Butler.

I have done loads of these as single speeds and also for the back of tandems,,,thereby giving more room for the stoker.

I know the angles look wierd but actually the seat to handlebars and the seat to bottom bracket are quite usual....indeed, when drawing the thing up from a riders measurements,I use a straight line for the seat tube then super-impose the curved tube onto the drawing...,hope this makes sense to you...the ride is actually quite a dream....thanks for the note...COLIN

--- On Wed, 1/7/09, Charles Nighbor <cnighbor1@comcast.net> wrote:

From: Charles Nighbor <cnighbor1@comcast.net> Subject: A question on one of your frames To: "colin Laing" <colin_laing@yahoo.com>, "Dale CR Brown" <oroboyz@aol.com> Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2009, 9:23 AM

Colin What is the design thought being this frame design? I can see the seat is positioned way behind the bottom bracket. Was this a criterion frame? Thanks Charles Nighbor, Architect''

Charles Nighbor
Walnut Creek, CA USA