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 Post subject: Interesting ti bike
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 7:19 am 
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It's not mine, came across it at the media center of Giro Stage 5. Interesting "detachable" (but integrated) ISP. Anyone know anything about it?

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting ti bike
PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:24 am 
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Not just the seatpost. Looks like the toptube and downtube also detatches

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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 8:34 am 
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Enigma does that kind of detachable frames, build to order of course.

S&S coupling

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I think that is Velo News' Caley Fretz's (VNTech on this forum) bike; he has a custom titanium frame with couplers.

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting ti bike
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That's nice. If I had one of those, I'd fly around the world with it.

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No wonder. It is quite an eye-catcher. Build quality is top notch, and the setup is unique w/ oversized tubing throughout, with 135 rear dropouts (from eyeballing) and disc compatible.

I guess VNTech rode up the hill where Degenkolb took the stage in Matera.

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting ti bike
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Caley Fretz's custom Mosaic Cycles. It has some sweet polished chevrons on the top of the TT, as well is his name, I think.

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting ti bike
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Not quite sure I see the point of an S&S coupler attached ISP vs a normal seatpost

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting ti bike
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ISP won't slip. Not that seatposts always slip, but they are more likely to.

Having an S&S at the ISP does three great things:
-enables perfect seat height every time when the ISP is reconnected. Sure a piece of tape would work on a seatpost, but this method requires little or no attention be made.
-The ISP can be removed. Afterall, the bike needs to fit into a suitcase (see this: http://www.mosaiccycles.com/#!tt-1/c1ces" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; )
-Repairability: if the ISP is damaged, just repair that bit. Just like a seatpost in modularity, without the penalties of an ISP.

Heavier? Yes.
For a travel bike, a great idea.

The downside of an S&S Coupler is having someone steal half your bike. It's possible: the tool for the S&S Coupler is a universal one.

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those aeolus wheels are out of this world, ive ridden a set.

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@Prendrefeu... I understand what you're getting at, that using the S&S gives advantages over a straight ISP, but it seems like re-inventing the wheel in terms of comparison to a regular seatpost. To each his own though.

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Very cool use of us of the S&S coupler. It takes the custom travel bike to a new level...

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 Post subject: Re: Interesting ti bike
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Nice bike, but a seat post would make so much more sense. If slipping seat posts were an actual problem we'd all attach our saddles with a pipe and S&S couplers.


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 Post subject: Re: Interesting ti bike
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This design has less to do with slippage and a whole lot to do with traveling. Frames that travel have the posts removed and inserted more often and this S&S design is a brilliant idea - less stress on the frame over time, perfect alignment both height wise and saddle nose left-right position. Plus, it's fast. Travel bikes that take less time to set up are worth that S&S weight penalty in my mind.


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