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Calfee DragonflySTI
Jun 26, 2003 7:21 AM
I am currently riding a Luna Pro and am considering upgrading to a Dragonfly. Can anyone out there tell me how stiff the BB is on a 58cm frame? I know the company schtick. For the $2900 (frame) cost, the bike should just about climb by itsself. I have a friend that just got his CUSTOM Seven Axium. The frame cost him $2600 for a full out custom. I would prefer staying with carbon. Thanks for your help.
Keep the rubber side down.

STI Guy
Why?PsyDoc
Jun 26, 2003 7:48 AM
I think you will many more responses if you post over at the Calfee forum http://www.hydromedia.com/phorum/index.php. From what I have heard from Calfee Dragonfly owners is that the BB is plenty stiff. But, many will wonder why you are going to spend $1k more on a Dragonfly when the difference from the Tetra Pro do not appear to justify the difference in cost. Another thing to consider is that many Calfee's need a spacer on the drive side chainstay to keep the little ring from rubbing the chainstay. The alternative is to have Calfee grind down a bit of the chainstay so there is adequate clearance, which Calfee will do no problem. The drive side clearance issue has been known to Calfee for 2-3 years now, but they are not likely to do any design changes. The weird thing is that some frames have this problem while others do not.