[CR]Frame stiffness


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Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2003 12:35:41 -0500
From: Grant McLean <Grant.McLean@SportingLife.ca>
To: "Classic Rendezvous Mail List (E-mail)" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: [CR]Frame stiffness

I don't want to debate the benefits of stiffness, or the idea of measuring only the bb stiffness and making conclusions from that data, but isn't the method here flawed?

I would think the rider can generate force beyond only their body weight?

The conditions shown make it look like the flex is only a couple of mm, "so what's all the fuss about" could be someone's conculsion.

That doesn't look too "real world" to me:

http://technology.open.ac.uk/materials/bikeframes/bikeframe.html

Grant McLean Toronto.Ca

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