[CR]Re: reversed fork


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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 23:50:49 -0400
To: BobHoveyGa@aol.com
From: Warren & Elizabeth <warbetty@sympatico.ca>
Subject: [CR]Re: reversed fork
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

Go here to see one...it's a beaut.

http://www.bikespecialties.com/vintage/1934ccmpacefollower.html

Warren Young Toronto

At 5:33 PM -0400 6/18/03, BobHoveyGa@aol.com wrote:
>In a message dated 6/18/03 5:21:43 PM, classicrendezvous-request@bikelist.org
>writes:
>
>>Looks as though one could take an existing bike with a
>>longish wheelbase and turn the fork around to get an idea of
>>the differences in handling. I suspect the effects of the
>>negative rake would be somewhat confounded by the increased
>>height and the change to the head angle. I note that the
>>front wheel is smaller than the rear so it might require a
>>loaner fork from a post-CR period TT bike. Who's feeling
>>adventurous?
>
>
>Turning the fork around increases directional stability to the point that it
>can be a bit difficult to steer (the fork is constantly trying to center
>itself). You can launch a riderless bike with an reversed fork down a gentle
>incline and it will sail off straight as an arrow and stay upright
>until it hits
>something. Saw a neat demo of this effect on a British video on the
>history of

>cycling.

>

>Bob Hovey

>Columbus, GA