stock bicycle frame alteration....

Reply Tue 21 Jul, 2015 05:49 pm
i want remove the seat post down tube from a firmstrong bruiser 26" mens cruiser, as to resemble a vintage elgin bike. top tube solid and curved, extends past down tube. refer to google images for designs. (sorry, no where to attach pics) so, if removed.... will it change the structural integrity so much it would become a hazard? or will it still be sound enough to cruise safely. not jumping it, just cruising. any input greatly appreciated
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Reply Tue 21 Jul, 2015 05:59 pm
First, you are talking about a seat tube, not the down tube. Yes, if I understand that you want to remove the seat post below the top tube, you will have destroyed the structure.
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Reply Tue 21 Jul, 2015 06:00 pm
(sorry, no where to attach pics)

Ticomaya wrote:
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Reply Tue 21 Jul, 2015 09:25 pm
Elgins have double downtubes that add rigidity to the frame. You're going to remove the toptube and leave the only downtube that your bike has. It's not going to be near as rigid as an Elgin frame. I wouldn't do it.
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Reply Tue 21 Jul, 2015 10:35 pm
Sorry, I misread what you wrote.

You want to remove the seat tube.

The frame won't be as rigid without it, of course, but those Firmstrongs have massive top tubes. I think it'll work.


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