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  • n. Alternative form of down tube.


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down +‎ tube


  • See, "Back in the Day," decals generally resided more or less mid-downtube though closer to the headtube and between the water bottle mounts and the shifter bosses:

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  • In the days of toeclips, downtube shifters, and amphetamines, a rider like Eddy Merckx or Freddy Maertens would always stop and tend to his victim before returning to training.

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  • I was amused to note that this potentially "classic bicycle" is called the "NYC," and it even has a mostly-useless integrated downtube "filth prophylactic" which I assume is a stylistic nod to the pieces of cardboard food delivery people zip-tie to their frames.

    Archive 2010-08-01

  • It houses a 36-volt Sanyo lithium-ion battery in its rectangular downtube and has a 500-watt electric motor in its rear wheel assembly.

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  • Still, I think it is important to be wary of "beefy bottom bracket" marketing, since a pair of fender mounts or a few more millimeters of tire clearance will improve the quality of your ride far more than some extra downtube girth or bottom bracket robustitude.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • Still, many riders will doubtless be seduced by the notion of having a huge downtube swinging back and forth between their legs when they're out of the saddle in that "town line sprint" they're always referring to in the bicycle reviews.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • It's good to see that it's not all about getting us to collectively mount their huge downtube; at least they're offering some practicality, too, and I was genuinely pleased to see it.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • And a corresponding bend at the downtube joint, no doubt.

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  • I've ridden the model pictured though I don't own one, I was visiting America's moist cycling capital and the front rack mounts to the frame, not the fork, so you can load 'er up and hardly affect the steering, which is anyway stabilized by the spring under the downtube.

    BSNYC Fidray Fun Quiz!

  • That said, The Great Trek Bicycle Making Company and Gary Fisher deserve credit for the "Race Utility" concept, since in addition to making a giant downtube and bottom bracket junction they also took advantage of the opportunity to build some tire clearance and fender mounts into the frame.

    Archive 2009-07-01


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  • the tube that goes from the front of the bike down to the chainset and crank

    January 12, 2013