Re: [CR]tubes "bent by design"


Example: Framebuilders:Dario Pegoretti

From: NortonMarg@aol.com
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 23:04:37 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]tubes "bent by design"
To: sadiejane9@hotmail.com, classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 4/24/02 1:04:07 PM Pacific Daylight Time, sadiejane9@hotmail.com writes:

<< ++The most unique feature of this rare bike is the FRAME DESIGN. It is
   subtle, but the top and bottom bar just before the headtube are both
   slightly bent downward, by design" >> We used to refer to this as the "improved head angle", usually improved by purposely slamming the bike into a wall to sharpen up the steering. Sometimes, by design accidentally, by doing the same thing only using a lamp post or the bumper of the car in front of you. With this bike, you can tell it was by design because back then, there were no cars and a horse drawn wagon wouldn't give you the same effect. It just didn't have the mass. I suppose they could have used an old gas light post... Stevan Thomas Alameda, CA