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Branson knows better then myself. The 175 is more beef, the 160 has got some frame differences that work for me but either I think will suit you. I think Branson told me the frame tube has thicker walls on the 175.

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Bill,
The CL175 has so ever so very slight increases in some of the tube diameters. The backbone is a hair larger and a couple other tubes...by my measurements it seems to be around 1/10th inch or so on the backbone.
I'd be very curious to see a couple of stripped 160/CL frames weighed to find any hidden differences in beef.

I think my bike has a CL frame and Mary's a 160. Certainly haven't found any differences that you'd notice without a micrometer. Some of the tabs are a bit different. The rear brake cable setup on the 160 kicks ass compared to the stay rod setup on the CL. Just plain looks better and is easier to setup a rear brake pedal.
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I noticed the rear mount for the gas tank was different and the rear brake was different. It seems the head tube was slightly different length too but I could be wrong there. Just wondering what people found who've been down this path already.

JohnnyB- If you have one of those block off plates I'd like to order one. No rush.
Evil- the work address would be just fine
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