Originally Posted by Mike B
Are you planning to add seat stays?
You have a nice parallelogram there in the back. 2 triangles would be much stronger.
Seat stays? In the conventional sense? Not unless I absolutely have to. The frame only needs to be as strong as the forces exerted on it. It's not towing a boat behind it and 2 triangles do equal a box, which is what I have now.
The frames tubing diameter and wall thickness already far exceeds any bicycle frame ever made by any bike maker. The frame alone already weighs as much as some entire bikes do.
I will be adding 3 more Gussets in critical areas of the frame though.