Thanks man. It was a bit of a concern actually. But it has come together nicely I think and it was piss easy to sand compared to clusters with single chainstays
Is there a downside to yokes like that?
Compared to what?
I mean it is expensive to machine. There is wasted material (80% becomes swarf/chips) and time cycle per unit is quite a lot so they end up being expensive because quantity is also low.
Alternative is to do single sided yokes or a simpler flat bars style yokes.
I like flat bar yokez. But they are not always enough. If you compare my yoke design to eg. Cobra's sidewinder used on both ds and nds I think mine is the prettier solution.
But to achieve short stays with big tyres and relatively big chain rings while also keeping a certain aesthetic i think this is a cool solution.
Great minds think alike! Although I was joking...
I know this from experience. A while back I spent most of an afternoon MIG welding wearing gauntlets but with a T shirt on. Really prickly red arms for a few days after that.
Just compared to regular chainstay/ bb cluster. Right so the work to produce the yoke vs bending and dimpling chainstay tubing. I think yours looks cool and really clean, and very organic vs other yokes, but appreciate it's expensive for teh reasons you outline.
For most bikes dimpling is fine but 2.4" tyres and short chainstays mean you need a yoke
How short have you gone?
Sorry if I've missed that somewhere
I can't remember now. 425 I think.
But yoke is designed for 2.4" tyre, 420mm axle distance and 42t chainrings.
It's designed for the stayer gravel bikes
EDIT: 428mm is the length I ended with
Last bits of rear triangle brazed up!
Now soak time and then braze ons and final sanding - then paint tests
I caught up on the last 10-or so pages and my conclusion is that you're still the best at what you do
Thank you 💕
Something nice for myselfish
V nice. I want one :)
Working my ass off to finish this thing before the baby arrives
That mega downtube is so hot
Thanks. It is a bit out of the normal. 44.5mm tandem downtube was all I could fine that was long enough.
Solid metal descending machine
Custom brass washer is *chef's kiss
you are amazing. That is so beautiful.
Plus one on that downtube is very hot!
Looking forward to adding this to the SSMTB thread!
Thank you all.
@BareNecessities I am afraid it will start out as 1x10 but late October it should become ss.
Truly @Hulsroy that looks superb. Hope to hear positive reports of the first ride.
I do have one thought: would a curved chainstay/seatstay disc brake brace further enhance the aesthetics?
Yes. That's is my fave too. But I needed the space to mount a M5 bolt to work the chain tension and a straight tube gave me the smallest size possible will still having space for the bolt plus the bike being pretty porky I wanted to use as thin walled a tube as possible so opted for a bit of fancy seatstay cutoff instead of a thicker gauge that would allow me to bend it.
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