Hi Jerry. I can have a go at this since Brian is building me a frame and I would like the brake hoods on this frame to be level with the saddle. Brian suggested three things: a) sloping the top tube; b) building a slightly bigger frame; and c) getting a stem with the appropriate quill.
Jon Cowden Ithaca, NY
On Thu, 24 May 2001, Jerry & Liz Moos wrote:
> Well, Brian, I wasn't really asking why you didn't like extended headtubes,
> but rather what your preferred method of achieving higher bars is.
> Jerry Moos
> Brian Baylis wrote:
> > Climbing out from under a rock;
> > Actually it wasn't me that opened this can of worms, it was Jerry Moos
> > who inquired about something I said at the Cirque. In the name of not
> > offending some of my friends, I'd prefer to keep my trap shut on the
> > issue except for one thing. Several others have said it already so don't
> > blame me for this, but I wholeheartedly agree that it is NOT a
> > neccessity, regardless of who says it is or what their reasoning is. As
> > far as exactly what my objections are, you'll just have to guess. But be
> > sure of one thing, you won't see me doing it.
> > OK let's move on to a diversion; hey look over there, it's an electric
> > cooled pony harness...with fuel injection!
> > Back under the rock now.
> > Brian Baylis
> > Again, I'm not letting on where I live. Maybe I'll join Richie at the
> > bar.