Re: [CR] Frame stiffness NOW 3V

Example: History:Norris Lockley
Date: Wed, 7 Jul 2010 12:07:10 -0700 (PDT)
From: "P.C. Kohler" <>
In-Reply-To: <7E023555E86B4015A1FD4BCDDB0A3979@QWERTY28>
Subject: Re: [CR] Frame stiffness NOW 3V

"I think 3 V bikes are just sheer joy to ride, I am continually surprised they are not in as hot a demand as some other bikes. Kind of a Cult thing, I guess.

Tom Sanders"

Must be, for me my first ride on my 3v was like rediscovering cycling all over again. There's the stiffness (which people who'd be happier on a Raleigh International sometimes call "harsh" but it's really just stiff) with a pick-up that makes you think you've borrowed Eric Heiden's thighs and then there's the stability; these things track as true as a GG1 locomotive... extraordinary really and there's nothing like it. The paint is crap, the decals and graphics cheap and cheesy looking (Masi always seemed to weak in this respect) and the stock components suffered from the transition away from Super Record titanium and the spec'ing of clunky GP-4 rims, but no matter, this is one remarkable ride.

Peter Kohler
Washington DC USA