[CR]Eisentraut, Inner Ear and Steering Axis

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From: LouDeeter@aol.com
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2004 18:24:18 EST
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Eisentraut, Inner Ear and Steering Axis

Bradley Woehl sent this link (below) to an article he wrote in the Bicycle Trader about Albert Eisentraut. After reading the part about bike fit, specifically the comment that the inner ear should be in alignment with the steering axis, I went out with fellow listmembers Brent Harrell and Bess David to see whether it proved true for our bikes. Unfortunately, it became obvious that we don't understand the definition of "steering axis". We started with the extended line from the steerer tube. Didn't come close. Does anyone have a definition of this measurement? Lou Deeter, Orlando FL