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Is this frame race legal?(9 posts)

Is this frame race legal?Cheezhead
Jun 29, 2003 6:47 PM
...for crits and road races? I have one in the garage that I want to build up to race because I don't want to race my Look and chance crashing it, but does anyone know if it would be legit? I guess my concerns would be the aero tubing. I wouldn't be putting aero bars or anything on it, it's more of a temporary solution until I can afford a regular aluminum frame to race.

Say Cheez
NoLC
Jun 29, 2003 9:29 PM
The tip of the saddle is forward of the BB. you would not want to race it cause it would be unstable with too much weight on the front wheel.
NoBeeCharmer
Jun 30, 2003 3:47 AM
Whatever, but the frame is still legal. Check out the regs on usacycling.com. Softrides and Trek Y bikes are definitely illegal, but frames with the traditional triangle geometry are legal.

chris
Yes it's legal. (nm)rogue_CT1
Jun 30, 2003 5:28 AM
Are softrides illegal?TJeanloz
Jun 30, 2003 7:13 AM
Did USACycling change its rules to comply with the UCI while I wasn't paying attention? It used to be that the UCI banned non-double-diamond frames, but that USAC had not.
all legalDougSloan
Jun 30, 2003 7:43 AM
For USCF events, not UCI, frame restrictions are minimal; I think total length is about it.

No aerobars, of course (for mass start races).

Doug
OoopsBeeCharmer
Jun 30, 2003 4:52 PM
You're right, Legal-USCF, illegal-UCI...
Yes, as long as you race USCFMR_GRUMPY
Jun 30, 2003 2:33 PM
Great for time trials, except the bars are quite high. It would also be pretty good for Crits, because of the seat tube angle. Not the best for RR., because of the same.
I think the question is should you....CharlesTT
Jun 30, 2003 5:23 PM
It will be just fine if you are like the best at bicycle handling. If not i would stay away from going around corners fast.