[CR]Re: Singer geometry


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Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 11:26:29 -0700
To: "goodrichbikes" <goodrichbikes@netzero.net>
From: Jan Heine <heine@mindspring.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Re: Singer geometry

Curt,

Based on your comments, I measured again, using tools that should give a tad more accuracy: 65 mm fork offset.

Thanks for pointing this out. Will correct the web site soon.

Jan Heine, Seattle
>Jan,
>I was looking at your 1962 Singer's geo and it seems weird. If your
>measurements are correct and assuming a wheel radius of somewhere
>around 341mm, the trail comes out really low like 36mm. That's too
>low to ride well at speed. How did you measure the head angle? Do
>you have a bevel protractor? If you could accurately measure the
>head angle and the front center, I can calculate the fork offset and
>trail. I suspect the fork offset isn't as large as 71mm.

>

>Curt Goodrich