Re: [CR]Interesting photo on eBay (no, it's not a guitar)


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Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 06:28:14 -0700
From: Brian Baylis <rocklube@adnc.com>
To: chuckschmidt@earthlink.net
Subject: Re: [CR]Interesting photo on eBay (no, it's not a guitar)
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Chuck,

In addition to getting closer to the pace vehicle, the reverse rake makes it so that if the rider touches the roller on the back of the pacer, the wheel will tend to straighten as opposed to turn to the right or left at high speed.

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA


>
> Angel Garcia wrote:
> >
> > What is the design reasoning for the fork tips going backwards on motor pace
> > bikes? How would this bike handle not in a motor pace?
>
> The "backwards" fork allows the rider to get as close as possible to the
> wind sheltering pacer for maximum drafting effect. Handling while not
> pacing? I haven't got a clue.

>

> Chuck Schmidt

> L.A.

>

> .