Re: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 19, Issue 1


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From: <Philcycles@aol.com>
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2004 10:35:58 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Classicrendezvous Digest, Vol 19, Issue 1
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org


In a message dated 7/1/04 7:29:47 AM, steve@sburl.com writes:
>In order for there to be any significant dampening effect, the chainstay
>would have to flex perpendicular to its axis in concert with any flex in
>the
>seatstay along its axis. I doubt there is any real difference with this
>arrangement over a standard straight seatstay, especially since there is
>no
>mechanical hinging built into the chainstays, as there is on a suspension
>bike. Like the Hetchins, any difference is probably cosmetic. The biggest
>impact on shock absorption is tire size and pressure. It sure is pretty,
>though.

Without a pivot there is no suspension effect. Phil Brown Off to install windows in San Rafael, Calif.