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Setting knee clearance and X-seam on the Silvio 1.5

Submitted by Doug Burton on Sun, 25/03/2012 - 12:35

The Silvio 1.5 Front drive assembly is designed to accomodate long and short x-seams by making the upper "slider tube" and lower "boom tube" independently adjustable. There seems to be some confusion on this; folks are not seeing how they can move the handlebar and bottom bracket independently.

Hereis a photo showing how it's done:

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marshall2389's picture

Well it looks amazing.  I

Well it looks amazing.  I want one.  Are there any holes on the back of the seat or any other way to attach panniers/bags the the back end?  If I were to get one it would be my primary mode of transportation, so at least modest cargo capacity is a must.

marshall2389's picture

Nevermind.  A little

Nevermind.  A little parousing through the Silvio forums answered that question.

John Tolhurst's picture

Yes Elliot,  the method of

Yes Elliot, 
the method of mounting the Front Deraileur on a stalk, not on the boom, and then bending the boom around the FD position means that the entire gear system is keyed to the chainstay. I pioneered this approach on the Vendetta and then rolled it into the next Silvio.

marshall2389's picture

it looks like the Silvio is

it looks like the Silvio is adopting some of the curvature of the Vendetta.  Is this a new Silvio model?

John Tolhurst's picture

To quickly see the adjustment

To quickly see the adjustment potential, try loosening both clamps at the same time.