Monday, June 27, 2011

The Failed Experiment - Flux update...

I mentioned a few short weeks ago that I had purchased another Turner off the flea, this time a Flux. Turns out the Flux experiment was a short lived one. The adoption if this silver beast was cut short when after opening the box I discovered...




That the rear end was from a Nitrous! The Flux and the Nitrous share many geometry characteristics so fitting the Nitrous seatstays and chainstays would work and ride fine, and some weight conscious folks may even see it as an upgrade. See the Nitrous is a race frame with a max rider weight of 160lbs, made for shaved legged twig-shaped folks who don't eat. I am hairy. I eat...a lot. I am not twig-shaped. So the Flux-Nitrous mutant had to go back.





You can see in this picture that the bridge of the seat stay pivot is very relieved of material to shave weight. I would imagine that Nitrous fanboys would have noticed this feature. Turner newbies though, sailed right over it and went leaping for the bid button.


That would be me.


1 comment:

Elpataron said...

Say, where can I get my hands on one of those cable carriers that you've photographed on your Cannondale Beast commuter? I need two for a Beast I just picked up for $50!!!