Originally Posted by 2door
Just offering a little advice, not putting you down, sir.
I understand, Tom, and no offense taken. As a matter of fact, this is exactly the sort of feedback I want.
After all, two heads are better than mine.
My photos are not really properly lit. I'll have to try again.
If you take another look you should see that there is a brace from the lower end of the downtube to the seat tube. It's under the engine.
What's more, the total of six clamps (1 seat tube, 3 downtube + 2 headset plus connecting struts) all form one assembly. They're all reinforcing each other.
Still, you've pointed out something that I might not have given proper attention. That spot on the seat tube where my clamp is located, under the engine, might withstand some shocks that are concentrated just a bit too much for that one little stretch of tube.
I'll have to give that some thought. And if (not certain yet) I decide to test drive this thing, I'll make it slow and close to home and I'll test it for quite some time.