Re: [CR]More Masi Mania I'm afraid


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To: steve@fridayscomputer.com
Cc: richardsachs@juno.com, dbrk@troi.cc.rochester.edu, rocklube@adnc.com, Roadgiant@cs.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Mon, 21 May 2001 17:56:34 -0400
Subject: Re: [CR]More Masi Mania I'm afraid
From: Richard M Sachs <richardsachs@juno.com>


less trail=quicker handling. requires more attention. more trail=slower handling. more stable. harder to turn. trail mix=a builder's trail measurement for the 'ideal'. trail ways=defunct bus company. long trail=decent ale. happy trails=roy roger's fork company salem witch trail=cigarette induced desire to burn those we disagree with. e-RICHIE http://www.richardsachs.com

who's replying to: On Mon, 21 May 2001 17:32:35 -0400 Steve Freides <steve@fridayscomputer.com> writes:
> Let's see if I can do this correctly for once!
>
> The line drawn from the head tube and main part of the fork
> intersects the
> ground in front of the place where the tire actually contacts the
> ground.
> Making the fork rake larger effectively brings the tire contact
> patch closer
> to the line drawn from the head tube. This "closer" is called
> reduced
> "trail", or the distance the contact patch "trails" behind the
> imaginary
> line. Less trail equals snappier but less stable handling, more
> trail
> equals more stable but less responsive handling. (That more trail
> is more
> stable seems like an easy to make connection to me.)
>
> Did I get it kinda sorta right for once?
>
> Steve "on the trail" Freides
> wet from riding in rainy Ridgewood, NJ
>
>
> Richard M Sachs wrote:
> >
> > <<I take it from Brian's comment that the reduced fork rake makes
> > > the bike handle quickly, no?>>>
> > Douglas Brooks
> > Canandaigua, nY
> > ---------------------------------------------------------------
> > reducing the rake produces a slower handling bike,
> > not a quicker one.
> > e-RICHIE
> > http://www.richardsachs.com