Re: [CR]Old, worn out racing frames

(Example: Framebuilders:Norman Taylor)

Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 06:52:43 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jerome & Elizabeth Moos <jerrymoos@sbcglobal.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Old, worn out racing frames
To: "richardsachs@juno.com" <richardsachs@juno.com>
In-Reply-To: <20040930.061439.28987.7479@webmail08.nyc.untd.com>
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

I know I've had frames I knew had not been crashed refinished, and they were found significantly out of alignment and rode much better aftter correction. But they were production frames, so maybe the alignment was just poor to start with. If a steel frame does not deform absent a crash, then the loss of "feel" racers report after a couple of seasons is all in their heads. Of course more than one racer has been accused of being a head case,anyway. Or given the nature of American criteriums, maybe any frame which has been used for two seasons has been crashed at least half a dozen times.

Regards,

Jerry Moos Houston, TX

"richardsachs@juno.com" <richardsachs@juno.com> wrote:

snipped: wrote: "What does happen is that old frames become misaligned over time."

Moos-issimo - i have never known this to be true unless a crash or three was part of the equation. e-RICHIE®™© Richard M Sachs Chester, CT site: http://www.richardsachs.com pics: http://photos.yahoo.com/bobbesrs rants: http://richardsachs.blogspot.com/ zany1: http://tinyurl.com/22xo7 zany2: http://www.fredparrcycledesign.com/rsgallery_du.htm zany3: http://www.fredparr.com/freditorial.htm