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new polo frame built up for a test ride.

new polo frame built up for a test ride.
Freewheel
34t chainring 21t cog
Front and rear brake

just finished building this frame. its the second frame that i have built for myself and my first 26" wheel polo bike. its made with a mixture of tubing i had laying around my shop. the top tube and downtube are Tange Prestige tubes, while the seat tube, seatstays and chainstays are made by Nova Cycles. its pretty popular with companies building polo frames to use curved seat tubes to gain tire clearance, but you either have to bend the tubing yourself(not fun or easy) and true temper is the only company i could find who had pre curved seat tubes(maybe reynolds, but its hard to find information on all of their products). so i achieved the tire clearance by moving the seat tube/bottom bracket juction forward, giving about a centimeter more clearance. the seat tube and head tube angles are 74 degrees and the fork offset is 35mm. i think that this is a great compromise between having a tight geometry and having a pleasant ride.
the wheels pictured were only used that night at pick up, the next day i built 48 spoke wheels with Sun Rhyno lite rims and a Formula single speed cassette rear hub and Formula track front hub. the steerer was left long so i can figure out my stem height and i am shortening the stem to 90mm.

"I think that this is a great compromise between having a tight geometry and having a pleasant ride."

Yeah, tight geometry is great, but only to a certain point, at which the bike starts feeling too twitchy and unstable. I like this frame, as well as the stuff on your blog.

shit's dope! good job dood. 26" is where it's at.

NOTHIN BUT THE HEAVYHAND!!

Tight geo 26'er is the future. Clearance for 2.2' tires?

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Nice bike. Looks really tight. The small triple triangle looks great.

Nice blog as well.

the frame can fit 2.2 tires, but im running Mini v brakes on it now which only allows me to run 1.75 tires. thanks for the positive feedback.

just curious, why the mini v brakes?

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