Tom Adams notes:
> What I've found, though, is a ride that is smooth, refined , comfortable
> and fast when it's time to hammer. In fact, it almost seems that the compliant
> ride allows me to stay in my spin longer and go faster through rough patches
> compared to a shorter frame that makes me quit pedaling and stand up to
> absorb shock.
I've noticed this on my British frames. These guys must have had a fund of knowledge lost to the ages now. I think a part of it is that they were building a lot for fixies and they knew how to build a frame that had to be "compliant" and take you throught the "rough patches" because sometimes it's really hard to "quit pedalling and stand up to absorb shock" on a fixed gear, even on rough spots. Otherwise things get really rough.
Craig Montgomery Ridin' my Viking, waitin' for my Bates in Tucson