RB5. photo courtesy of mugur.com
The Rustbelt Welding Company’s polo frame. Prototype frame being tested on the court.
I don’t know about other polo players, but I’d like to see disc brake mounts. Polo wheels don’t stay true for long, so discs are nice but it’s hard to find a good polo frame with mounts.
Well, disc mounts might be difficult. The rear spacing is 120mm. There are a few options for converting one side of a track hub to be able to mount a rotor on it. We are looking into the best way to deal with this question..
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Looks like a solid polo build. Who happens to be the owner of this fine machine?
Lou from Cleveland.
Why the 120mm spacing? A wider hub is going to make for a stronger wheelbuild, which tends to be the weakest part of a polo bike. If there is a way to rock 130 or 135 (or even 132.5 spacing on the dropouts, that’s what I’d like to see. Otherwise, looks AWESOME! I can’t wait to test ride one of these babies…
Yep. The prototype is 120mm, but we are offering the bike in 120mm and 135mm spacing. Some people have requested 120mm so they can use track hubs. I think 135mm makes sense b/c of the strength issue that you mentioned and people can use existing mountain bike wheelsets that they already own.
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