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Airborne Manhattan Project?????(6 posts)

Airborne Manhattan Project?????650C rider
Jul 15, 2001 3:51 AM
Just wondering if anybody has a scoop on the new Airborne Manhattan project frame they say it is suppose to be lighter stiffer than Zeppelin.

Thank you
Ray Still
re: Airborne Manhattan Project?????Akirasho
Jul 15, 2001 8:12 AM

carbon stays???

Be the bike.
for the record:doc (tro)
Jul 15, 2001 8:55 AM
the Manhattan project was the name of the project to build the atomic bomb.....I have no idea where they were going with that name...assuming that they knew the prior use for the name....
for the record:Akirasho
Jul 15, 2001 2:11 PM
Airborne's themes are on flight... particularily that of the WWII era and a bit beyond... a stretch, but a workable one from both a flight POV (delivery system for the first A bombs) and an R&D POV (depends on how much thought goes into the design). Because of the scope of the original "Manhattan Project", I'd say its fair marketing fare for anyone who thinks their next big thing is "da boom".

Be the bike.
Shouldn't that be the Airborne Tiananmen Square Project?Go Huffy
Jul 15, 2001 9:09 AM
One ofSteveS
Jul 15, 2001 3:52 PM
One of the easiest ways to lighten a titanium frame is to use double butted tubing, this is widely known and a good guess for at least a portion of the reason that the new frame will be lighter than a Zeppelin.