Re: [CR]Re: thread on change in styles


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Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 14:37:08 -0700
From: "John Wood" <braxton72@gmail.com>
To: "Emily O'Brien" <emilyonwheels@emilysdomain.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: thread on change in styles
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On Feb 1, 2008 2:02 PM, Emily O'Brien <emilyonwheels@emilysdomain.org> wrote:
> Actually, I'd disagree that it's the geometry of modern racing bikes.
> I've ridden plenty of them and even have one, although my favorite bike for
> long rides is an on-topic Raleigh. They are plenty stable, and tend to be
> easier to ride no-handed than my Raleigh.

For what it's worth (not much), my opinion has always been that ease or difficulty of hands free riding is mostly due to frame alignment. I have had both new and old bikes that were either hard or easy to ride no hands, and I have not been able to correlate it to a specific geometry trait.

John Wood
Red Lodge, MT