RE: [CR]Re: Frame Fatigue


Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

From: "Dennis Ryan" <angroch@insightbb.com>
To: <BobHoveyGa@aol.com>, <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Subject: RE: [CR]Re: Frame Fatigue
Date: Tue, 10 Jun 2003 11:05:08 -0400
In-Reply-To: <144.1345ddde.2c1748ae@aol.com>


But you forgot JVC "Super Vinyl" and other audiophile LPs that you were actually encouraged to play more than once in a 24-hour period: And they sounded so much better than regular pressings it's astounding.

Now, you obviously didn't tell the missus that all you needed was just one bike, but in titanium? ;-)

H'mm, is progress a double-edged sword, or more of a flip-flop hub? I, for one, am sure that it means I need more bikes, not less.

BTW I second many of the comments made about the 3Rensho for my Team Miyata. It's nimble yet rock-solid at all speeds, even faster than my nerve can take (which ain't much, believe me. "What, me hurry?")

Dennis Ryan Louisville, KY

-----Original Message----- From: classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org [mailto:classicrendezvous-bounces@bikelist.org]On Behalf Of BobHoveyGa@aol.com Sent: Tuesday, June 10, 2003 10:44 AM To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]Re: Frame Fatigue

In a message dated 6/9/03 9:13:00 PM, Jan writes:
>
>Whenever I ride a new bike, it just seems to fly. No matter which
>bike it is. Even my old beater Alan cyclocross bike seems so stiff
>and so fast after I haven't used it for a few months! (I am sure
>somebody will explain that frames get soft with use and "reset" after
>a rest.)

This is absolutely correct... There is a very similar effect with old vinyl records, after being played they need time to recover (true audiophiles do not play an LP more than once in a 24 hour period). Bicycles are the same way... after a ride, they must have a rest period for the frames to "reset". Therefore it is essential for any serious rider to have a stable of bikes to prevent "frame fatigue"... at least that is what I have told my wife.

Bob Hovey
Columbus, GA