We Hold A Torch For Chromoly February 03 2015, 0 Comments
Taj wrote a pretty cool story about the Drawnright tube set Fairdale Bikes uses on the Goodship:
"Bicycle frame builders can use butted tube sets to save weight, to control the feel of the frame and to improve durability by moving the “flex” of the frame away from critical places like welds and other highly stressed areas. A lot of brands and frame builders will point out that they are using “butted tubes”, however, when using an off-the-shelf tube set, the position and thickness of the butting will generally be designed to work on a wide range of frame sizes and geometries, and this can create a mix of benefits that are largely a compromise. Therefore, when it comes to designing the frame they are limited to working within the constraints and benefits of the off-the-shelf tube set that they have chosen for the project..."
Click HERE to head over to the Fairdale website and read all about it.
The Goodship complete and Frame+Fork kits are available now.