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Is it just me...(5 posts)

Is it just me...brider
Oct 15, 2002 10:48 AM
or does it look like there's a wheel-size mismatch on this bike.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1869014075

It's one of those high-zoot aero frames, but it just looks like the back wheel isn't fairing right. Like either the chanstays are bent upward, or the wrong size wheel was put in the frame. Looke like the gap between the tire and frame isn't uniform along the tire. Is this just me?
engineering problembigrider
Oct 15, 2002 11:02 AM
The design engineer took a three martini lunch and his compass slipped during the final layout drawing.
he also beat it with an ugly stick. nmNo_sprint
Oct 15, 2002 11:04 AM
A different angle...biknben
Oct 15, 2002 11:39 AM
http://www.chucksbikes.com/fr024.htm

I guess that's the way it's supposed to look like. That arc only goes down to the rear brake.

BTW: chuck's bikes is selling it for less than the minimum bid. Gotta love a good scam.
Ok -- seeing it that way makes more sense.brider
Oct 15, 2002 11:46 AM
From the e-Bay ad I didn't notice the rear brake step. Seems like an odd way to fair that in. I would think it would be better to put the brake at the top of the fair to the rear wheel and close up that gap.