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Anyone seen a Y foil frame at a LBS lately(17 posts)

Anyone seen a Y foil frame at a LBS latelymazobob
Jan 21, 2002 12:29 PM
I 'm looking for a 59cm red frame . Second choice is blue, third choice is gold. Any leads?
did you see this?tempeteKerouak
Jan 21, 2002 1:14 PM
did you see this?mazobob
Jan 21, 2002 1:28 PM
WOW WOW oh yeah- come home to daddy when you grow up to a 59cm ..... Thanks what a beautiful bike!!!
Y foils suckFrodohata
Jan 21, 2002 1:47 PM
WHy would you want a non-UCI legal bike that has little to no advatage over a conventional frame?
Y foils suckAkirasho
Jan 21, 2002 3:14 PM
... probably because he/she can...

Not meaning to speak for mazobob, but cycling can be more than the lightest, the most efficient or UCI compliant... sometimes it's just because.

A nice aspect of cycling is that it can become so personal... you needn't be restricted by anything but your own physical limitations, the laws of physics and your wallet.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Y foils suckdescente
Jan 21, 2002 7:06 PM
Cycling is not always about the UCI.

I do not race. Therefore it doesn't concern me.
And I haven't the foggiest clue as to what the letters in UCI even stand for...

As the to aero claims, I can't vouch for them and can care less. I am sure lab test show that this frame is a good aero frame, but how it translate in reality... who knows. I think a tubby wide guy on an aero bike is less aerodynamic than a rail thin rider on a conventional frame.

But I can vouch for the comfort of the frame. Very comfortable. Soaks up most of the road better than any other carbon frame I have ridden. I've ridden several CF bikes: Giant Cadex, Look KG, and now this Trek.

There was that great article in Bicycling magazine on cycling through the various age groups. The 80 something year old man was riding a SoftRide beam bike, a bike that the UCI also has banned.

Are you going to tell him that his bike is not approved by the UCI? Should he sell it and get a UCI approved bike? Does it make him less of a cyclist?

Like I said, cycling is not about riding a UCI approved bike....
To each their own.
Y foils suckVetteRacer
Jan 21, 2002 7:35 PM
Who cares? UCI means jack shit to alot of people, me included. If he wants the frame, let him get it. I am sure alot of people say your bike sucks too.

As you hopefully know areodynamics can play an important part in speed. Being 30-34% more aerodynamic then a conventional frame it has quite an advantage. Not to mention its still lighter then alot of frames out there.

And last I heard its still legal in tri's, which is what some people get their kicks from.

To end this, dont be a dick. Just because the bike doesnt fit your needs doesnt mean its not a dream to others. I could tell you most of your belongings suck, but if they fit your needs so be it. Again, dont be a dick!

Many thanks for the support! You guys are cool!mazobob
Jan 22, 2002 7:14 AM
Thanks so much for the support! I'm an older guy and ride about 8,000 miles a year in all weather here in WI. I do have several bikes in my stable: Aegis w durace, Trek 1420 hill climber and a haluzak recumbent that I rode coast to coast. We all have our loves and when I started riding a 10 speed in the 60's , I got a great deal of shit in high school. I was the "Flower Child" with my many pedals and the "Chain Smoker" with my fast Motobecane. It wasn't cool to ride a bike then if you were over 10 years old. I was the only one in my town who rode. INTERESTINGLY enough... at a recent high school reunion.....Everyone wanted to know "what are you doing now..... you were so ahead of your times in the 60's". I say... enjoy your life because a drunk driver could end it for you tomorrow as one almost did for me 6 years ago. Ride and do what makes you happy. Screw the followers! Make your own trails! BOB
Bob, you rock!js5280
Jan 22, 2002 10:55 AM
Looks like you learned shrug off the naysayers and pessimists a long time ago. Let'em piss on their own parade. "Chain Smoker", great double entendre! LOL :-) It sounds like you have a diversity of interesting riding experiences, I look forward to your future posts!

BTW, I think Y frames are very cool. . .
re: Anyone seen a Y foil frame at a LBS latelyAkirasho
Jan 21, 2002 3:04 PM
... I've seen one hanging round at though I don't know if they still have it, or the size.

We abide.

Remain In Light.
re: Y foil at LBS.Chen2
Jan 21, 2002 3:41 PM
Here are a couple of 59's, assuming the info is still valid. But you have to buy it in person, no mail orders.
re: Anyone seen a Y foil frame at a LBS latelygrzy
Jan 21, 2002 4:58 PM
I think they're sized in even numbers (i.e. 56, 58, 60) and may know of a shop with a used gold 56 or 58 with DA for a steal. It is in immaculate condition. Will confirm when they're open for biz (closed Mondays).
Let Me knowmazobob
Jan 22, 2002 7:29 AM
Thanks for checking today... Let me know. BOB
Jan 22, 2002 10:55 AM
Sorry to say it's a 56 cm. full DA for ~$1,900. Located at Scotts Valley Cyclesport (831)440.9070 and on consignment. It's been there a while so one could probably negotiate.
re: Y Foil Sizesdescente
Jan 22, 2002 8:44 AM
48, 51, 54, 56, 59, and 62cm.
re: Anyone seen a Y foil frame at a LBS latelydescente
Jan 21, 2002 6:52 PM
Hey there.

Check out Helens Cycles in Santa Monica CA.
Their site is:

They have red and blue frames, although I do not know in what sizes. It's best to call them, as their site is not always up to date.

That is my bike that is posted in the gallery section.
Why did I get it? Just because I could, exactly as one poster put it.
I like the smooth dampened feel that CF frame give and I am an designer, so I like cool looking industrial designs. Whether the bike lives up to all the technical aero claims Trek makes, who knows and who cares. It's just a fun bike tor ride at $500 for the frame fork combo.
Blue 59 Y77....VetteRacer
Jan 21, 2002 7:27 PM
Guy is in Southern California. I was going to buy the frame, but got a deal on a gold one for $450 with bars/stem/post/seat.

Contact me and I will get you the information.

I also have some information on the bikes you might be interested in (specs).