RE: [CR]RE: Steering geometry now metric tubing


Example: Framebuilders:Alex Singer

Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 17:23:35 -0700
To: "Moos, Jerry" <jmoos@urc.com>, "'Jim Cole'" <jcole@memphis.edu>, Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
From: Joseph Bender-Zanoni <jfbender@umich.edu>
Subject: RE: [CR]RE: Steering geometry now metric tubing
In-Reply-To: <ABC4A5183996D411BF92000629EEABAD3662B8@mail-server.urc.com>


I agree about the feel difference. A metric tubed frame feels springier. Of course this applies to Swiss bikes made with metric tubing also.

Joe

At 03:49 PM 5/22/01 -0400, Moos, Jerry wrote:
>A matter of opinion, no doubt, but most Francophiles think the old French
>frames feel different, and the metric 531 was definitely different in
>diameter, so is an obvious, if only partial, explanation for the feel.
>
>Regards,
>
>Jerry Moos
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Jim Cole [mailto:jcole@memphis.edu]
>Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2001 4:04 PM
>To: Classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
>Subject: [CR]RE: Steering geometry
>
>
>Jerry wrote:
>
>>[snip]...To me, the French bikes have a wonderful "live" feel,
>probably due to the long rake as well as the metric gauge 531,...[snip]
>
>I've never heard that metric gauge tubing has a much different "feel"
>over other 531 tubing. Have I been missing something?

>

>Jim Cole

>Memphis, TN