Richie, Reference your statement that all the conversation about rake and trail was getting too analytical, I agree. I don't know why, in my opinion, my Jack Taylor handles so well. Surely rake and trail had a lot to do with it. It seems that it is more important to have a compatible mix of angles, dimensions, components etc. I have ridden some bicycles that were made by respected builders that performed horribly, as if they were two frames joined in the middle. I think that situations like this more than prove your point.
Jim Salzlein Enjoying cycling, and not knowing why in Cape May, New Jersey
>From: Richard M Sachs <email@example.com>
>Date: Wed, 23 May 2001 17:29:33 -0400
>i FORGOT to mention that headsets, too, are
>now minaturized compared to the 'classic' days.
>for instance, campagnolo headsets are 6-7 mm
>lower than the nr/sr days. this measurement
>affects stem plaement just as the others i mentioned
>i'll be at the bar. who wants a piece of me?