Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The geometry of Evan's Marino

A couple things to note here. One is that a few things were "lost in translation"- an intergrated headset was not used (kind of a big mistake) and because the integrated headtube was supposed to be much shorter the top tube was supposed to be sloping downward ("lo-pro" style) much like Tim D's bike, seen here. Obviously that didn't happen. Also, Evan requested the front brakes be mounted to the front of the fork and Marino went ahead and put them on the inside. Not a huge deal, but this is the kind of stuff that would never happen if you were ordering from a place like Waterford.

Speaking of Waterford, for reference here's the geometry they use for the Joust. Mine is a 56cm and i fuggin' love it! I will admit though that Evan's Marino has a smaller turning radius than mine, mostly because of the shorter chainstays (made possible by the curved seattube).

All of this info is already available at the FleetVelo website, i just thought i'd re-post it for reference.

If anyone out there would like to share their own custom geometry i'd love to see it! The more custom bikes are made the more we'll be able to push the boundaries of what's possible in polo. To infinity- and beyond!

-W.

23 comments:

  1. Hello I am Marino.
    I wonder if it was possible to send with normal headtube, or whether it would make a very important new frame, but I said no serious problem, send photos of the frame and fork before sending, and asking if there are any changes, I could easily remove the pivots and change of position.
    just to clarify things.
    Thank you.
    just to clarify things.
    Thank you.

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  2. As i said, it's not a big deal. Evan is very happy with the frame. I just want to be as accurate as possible in detailing the process since many players have been considering your bikes.

    By the way, thank you for building unique frames at such a reasonable price. Your business has been a godsend for polo players all around the world. Keep up the good work!

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  3. My headtube is actually a 135mm(although integrated). My Seat tube measurement is 54c-t-c, so the actual seatmast is closer to 57cm. That's why I have a forward sloping top tube, my bike is taller in the back end.

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