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Anyone here ride the "wave"???(9 posts)

Anyone here ride the "wave"???Akirasho
Mar 22, 2003 3:49 PM

Be the bike.
no but is sure is cool - is that yours?nmthe bull
Mar 22, 2003 3:58 PM
no but is sure is cool - is that yours?nmAkirasho
Mar 23, 2003 4:48 AM
... nope... I'm bike rich and cash poor at the moment, but I thought it'd be interesting to revisit this design!

Be the bike.
Mardi Gras was a few weeks agohycobob
Mar 22, 2003 7:10 PM
Thats really interesting. The sloping seatstays, I can understand. But the wavey chainstays leave me at a loss. Any engineering theories to back them up? It surely can't simply be the product of a post Mardi Gras hangover... I would like to see that bike in person. I wonder if there was any weird flex when sprinting due to the waves?
3 Rensho design?russw19
Mar 22, 2003 7:22 PM
If memory serves me correctly, I think that was a design that 3 Rensho (pronounced San Rensho) had in the mid 80's. Then Serotta used something similar to the seat stays on some of his bikes in the very early 90's.

Nice lugwork though!
Not even closeDad Man Walking
Mar 22, 2003 8:28 PM
Not even closerussw19
Mar 23, 2003 1:37 PM
Wow, and it dates to the 30's! Absolutely amazing! I saw a 3 Rensho in an old Bicycle Guide back in the mid 80's. I don't remember the article, but I seem to remember that they made it out to be a design unique to 3 Rensho. But then Bicycle Guide was never that good of a mag anyways....

Thanks for the link! Always good to learn new things!

Mar 22, 2003 8:35 PM
Read receintly that the Hetchin's curved stays were made that way so the bikes would be instantly recognizable. Think about it as "function follows form".

For more info, click the following link.

Vintage bike porn(nm)TREKY
Mar 22, 2003 7:35 PM