Re: [CR]Re: reversed fork


Example: Humor:John Pergolizzi
From: "Raoul Delmare" <Raoul.L.Delmare@worldnet.att.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
References: <a7.3318dff3.2c2234b1@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: reversed fork
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 16:52:07 -0500


Derny Racing . . . anyone ?

or is it spelled Derney ?

Raoul Delmare
Marysville Kansas


----- Original Message -----
From: BobHoveyGa@aol.com
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Sent: Wednesday, June 18, 2003 4:33 PM
Subject: [CR]Re: reversed fork



>
> 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