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guyintense
08-13-2014, 07:54 PM
A buddy sent me this photo of a bike he saw in Denver. Continuous double top tube turning into seatstays. He thought it was built by Carl Strong but I've never seen anything quite like it.

gemship
08-13-2014, 08:16 PM
That is different, no idea as to it's maker unfortunately.

ORMojo
08-13-2014, 10:01 PM
Hmmm . . . given the Denver location, maybe a Moonmen prototype?
http://static.squarespace.com/static/525f76cde4b01b05c6017c4f/t/53024131e4b0f0275ec625dd/1392656691249/Moonone.jpg?format=1000w
http://dirtragmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/mm00-7-585x390.jpeg
http://dirtragmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/mm00-3-585x390.jpeg
http://dirtragmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/mm01-2-585x344.jpeg
http://dirtragmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/mm01-5-533x800.jpeg



Although I'm certain it isn't one, it looks more than a little bit like a Giant Via, but the details don't match up. (Hope I didn't just offend the actual builder!)

http://bikingtoronto.com/duncan/files/2010/11/Via_1_steel_silver_angle_72dpiWIDE.jpg

Try as I may, I just can't quite ID the one in the OP. But there have been many split top tube designs, including:

Ahearne
http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/photos/2008/tech/shows/nahmbs08/nahmbs085/Ahearne_townie_red_top_tube.jpg

Victoria Cycles
http://cdn.velonews.competitor.com/files/2013/02/231-661x440.jpg



And, of course, pretty much everything Budnitz does
http://assets.coolhunting.com/coolhunting/mt_asset_cache/2011/08/17/Paul-B-one-1.jpg

There are lots more examples, but my two current personal favorites of that genre are this beauty out of Denmark . . .
http://i668.photobucket.com/albums/vv48/ORMojo1/Denmark_SplitTube-Copy_zps4f94576e.jpg (http://s668.photobucket.com/user/ORMojo1/media/Denmark_SplitTube-Copy_zps4f94576e.jpg.html)

. . . and the new Moonmen bikes.

Chris
08-13-2014, 10:07 PM
Torker. Man I wanted one of those when I was a kid.

truebeliever
08-13-2014, 10:15 PM
Trek earl

ORMojo
08-13-2014, 10:18 PM
Trek earl

Winner! Thanks - I knew I had seen it somewhere along the way, and that was it.

guyintense
08-13-2014, 11:47 PM
Trek earl

Well done and thanks!
That beauty out of Denmark is special, very cool stem. I would love to see more.
It got me thinking, why not continue the theme and curve the down tubes just above the BB shell and on into chain stays.

Grant McLean
08-13-2014, 11:56 PM
Well done and thanks!
That beauty out of Denmark is special, very cool stem.


Likely a Tange stem, they make several different versions.

http://www.gutenbiken.com/images/stories/TANGE/Lugged%20122%20A-head%20stem%20black.jpg