Hi Mitch. I've got nothing to go on here in the way of, say, facts or knowledge, but I have to think the top tube/head tube juncture makes a less flexible frame than one w/ full twin lats. Certainly better looking. Billy [been wrong so often it feels like right to me] Ketchum; Chicago, IL; USA.
On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 4:45 PM, < email@example.com > wrote:
Hi all. I just want to add my 2 cents worth. I'm a big fan of Motobecane mixtes built this way. It's a superior design to the typical full twin laterals and much nicer execution. That's all. Billy Ketchum; Chicago, IL; USA.
"Superior" in stiffness? Any advantage over a full twin lateral would be limited by the seat tube/lateral joint which is little different from a full twin lateral design. This design doesn't have the advantages claimed for the Herse style with its single tube from head tube to seat tube.
I like it though. It's a nice variation.
Little Rock Canyon, Utah, usa
Interesting drop tube that I haven't seen before. Halfway between the usual twin tube method and the Herse single tube mixte method.
Mitch Harris Little Rock Canyon, Utah, usa
On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Richard G. Elmendorf < Elmendor@uwyo.edu >wrote:
> I have posted pictures of the bike at
> Dick Elmendorf
> Longmont, CO, USA