- Cannondale sure does make some OOOGLAY bikes. Unnecessary, too. At least they re handmade in the U.S.A. ? Meaning that they grind/ smooth down the weldsMessage 1 of 2 , May 2, 2010View SourceCannondale sure does make some OOOGLAY bikes. Unnecessary, too. At least they're "handmade in the U.S.A."? Meaning that they grind/ smooth down the welds when it comes out of the box from Taiwan to give it their signature oversized clean frame tube technology?
On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 8:46 AM, prester_john_in_cathay <prester_john_in_cathay@...> wrote:
I see Cannondale is moving to limited production with their single-side drive SRAM iMotion9 hub bike.
The structural chaincase/chainstay is a fascinating feature. This implementation was expensively CNC'ed out of a billet of aluminum, but in volume production could be stamped or formed fairly economically.
The SRAM iMotion9 hub not only has a special axle for the single-side drive, but the disc has been moved to the cog side of the hub shell.
Cannondale has of course done single-sided "forks" for many years.