Re: [CR]Old, worn out racing frames

(Example: Racing:Wayne Stetina)

From: <gpvb1@comcast.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Old, worn out racing frames
Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 18:37:48 +0000


Date: Thu, 30 Sep 2004 13:47:53 -0400 From: "Pete Geurds" <raleighpro@dejazzd.com> To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org> Subject: Re: [CR]Old, worn out racing frames

From: <richardsachs@juno.com>
> i remain steadfast.
> they change if they're wrecked.
> e-RICHIE
> chester, ct

Well, yes, no argument there. Just curious as to how hard you'd have to hit a pothole, expansion joint, curb, etc; to change alignment. Or is this by your thinking a wreck? That is: hitting anything hard enough to tweak frame is damage therefore crash damage? No argument, just trying to understand. Thanks.

Pete Geurds Douglassville, Pa

Hi Pete:

It's not possible (for steel frames - all bets are off with that other stuff that breaks frequently).

Unless you're talking about hitting a parked car, or a wall, or a curb head-on (i.e. the bike decelerates rather suddenly) - that'll sure affect alignment. See various frames FS on eBay with 86-degree head angles... ;-)

Greg "no means no" Parker
Dexter, Michigan