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


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Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2008 16:51:41 -0700
From: "John Wood" <braxton72@gmail.com>
To: "Morgan Fletcher" <morgan@hahaha.org>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: thread on change in styles
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I have. I have an early 80's trek with 4.6cm of trail, and my early 70's Braxton has 6.4cm of trail. Both ride very well no hands. As did my off topic, 5.6cm trail Cannondale Six13. I've also owned and ridden many bikes that were downright scary no hands. I can tell you that in the situation described in my earlier post, when I'm hurtling down a mountain pass at 50+ mph and hit something unseen/unexpected, I definitely prefer the stability of longer trail.

John Wood Red Lodge, MT

On Feb 1, 2008 2:41 PM, Morgan Fletcher <morgan@hahaha.org> wrote:
> John Wood wrote:
> > 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.
>
> Consider fork trail; http://www.phred.org/~josh/bike/trail.html<http://www.phred.org/%7Ejosh/bike/trail.html>
>
> Morgan Fletcher
> Oakland, CA