Hed H3C

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Samu Ilonen
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by Samu Ilonen

Yes, some are slightly curved, as Aki's Moose. Some are totally staight. Or "hourglass"...as asked. All tube size of frames are chosen for rider weight, riding style/purpose etc.

One more bad picture, disk only cross bike's seat stays on hour glass:
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by cadence90

You need better pictures to do justice to your efforts.
Really excellent work, boss! :thumbup:
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by big fellow

am in awe of your skill and ability, man the dream hobby!!!!!!!!!

awesome, more pics please!!!

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What's your job when your "hobby" is exellent welding of TI frames?
Is it all learning by doing?
Big respect! (also in regards to the 50cm diameter tights)

When do you turn your hobby to your job? :-)

hat off!
Taaboo
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the_taaboo wrote:What's your job when your "hobby" is exellent welding of TI frames?
Is it all learning by doing?
Big respect! (also in regards to the 50cm diameter tights)

When do you turn your hobby to your job? :-)

hat off!
Taaboo


Sorry to disappoit you but:

A) I have outsoursed welding. I design only. The progress that means most for ride quality...
B) I have 60cm leg round measure...but waist is also 80cm...

I automation technician as profession.

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Samu Ilonen wrote:
Sorry to disappoit you but:

A) I have outsoursed welding. I design only. The progress that means most for ride quality...
B) I have 60cm leg round measure...but waist is also 80cm...

I automation technician as profession.


Oh, not a problem...
So, when you made the design, who is the welder? A professional company?
Sorry, I do not know all TI builder...
Maybe there is a chance to realise my own design wishes...
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by brianwchan

Hi,

It appears that the back wheel is touching the seat tube. Am I right or am i blind?

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by fdegrove

Hi,

It appears that the back wheel is touching the seat tube. Am I right or am i blind?


Rest assured it is not touching anything. :wink:

Ciao, :wink:
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by big fellow

naaaahhh....not touching anything!

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As you see tyre is front as it can be ridden. It can be far behind but owner wanted it to have short chain stay as possible. And it depends what are chain rings....

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Back to topic:

I ordered H3C front wheel since HED hasd some on ready to ship.. I also have Lightweight 16-spoke front wheel...

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As you see there is like 15% difference on drag, so H3C is slightly faster? But ho this is for 1 hour if avg speed is 45km/h?

I will use Lightweight disk+H3C for time trialing,Lightweight's for training and some crappy alloy wheels for racing...

As you see racing punishes wheels some time...last weekends race ate one of my rear wheel on start of sprint,500m to goal...crash!
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