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spiderman
11-26-2007, 04:29 PM
all the threads on the rear triangles
really got me thinking about my own
travel, touring, cross rig: the uniscasi--
why not have serotta make me a second rear end
so i can have the non-st triangle for loaded touring
and also get one made with the carbon/st rear end...??

or is that esoteric beyond belief??
...maybe i'll just go back to lurking...

Tom
11-26-2007, 04:31 PM
I have $20 I'll send to the person that writes the best joke based on this thread title.

Jokes using creative use of apostrophes will be disqualified, like "Loyalty means never leaving your friend's behind."

spiderman
11-26-2007, 04:38 PM
was the catchy post title i started with
but was afraid
i might be censored...
maybe a moderator
will step in
and ban the message anyway
just to save me
the embarrassment...

Ti Designs
11-26-2007, 07:44 PM
I have a second rear end on my tandem, but she's not for sale and I don't think that's what you were talking about. You need to pay attention to the tubing sticker - find a bike that says "double butted" and you're all set.

David Kirk
11-26-2007, 08:21 PM
The main cost of a frame is the rear end. When you consider it it makes sense. The front end is 3 simple tubes and simple machining and alignment. The rear end is 7 tubes and much more machining and alignment.

A good straight front end is simple and easy to make. It's the arse end that cost the real money.

So it should cost so little more to have two complete frames and you have two usable frames instead of these top/down/head tube combos lying around the basement.

Dave

BumbleBeeDave
11-26-2007, 08:41 PM
was the catchy post title i started with
but was afraid
i might be censored...
maybe a moderator
will step in
and ban the message anyway
just to save me
the embarrassment...

. . . post any pictures and I think we're OK! ;)

BBD

Dekonick
11-26-2007, 09:51 PM
you probably would have to buy 2 complete sets of couplers... that and the cost of the rear (as DK stated) probably make it better to have 2 complete bikes. It would be kind of neat...

:beer:

Brian Smith
11-26-2007, 10:14 PM
please don't do this in titanium.
or at least don't stop there, and make it convertible from single to tandem as well...

csm
11-26-2007, 10:18 PM
build two front ends then?

David Kirk
11-26-2007, 10:49 PM
build two front ends then?

Sure then hook two rear ends to them and then two kits and have fun.

Dave

csm
11-26-2007, 10:50 PM
I knew you'd think it was a great idea, dave.

Louis
11-27-2007, 12:16 AM
So would this idea be

Four times better than half-a$$ed?

Louis

David Kirk
11-27-2007, 12:45 AM
So would this idea be

Four times better than half-a$$ed?

Louis

How about twice the money for half the fun?

Dave

RPS
11-27-2007, 09:33 AM
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