Re: [CR] acceleration and handling

(Example: Racing)

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To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR] acceleration and handling
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 16:32:33 +0000


Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 14:33:03 +0000 From: "Sarah Gibson" <sadiejane9@hotmail.com> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org Subject: [CR]acceleration and handling

my personal experince reflects on a process i just went thru the holy grail of the perfect tire..... the richard sachs machine that lives with me is the one i choose most often for commuting its quick and lively and just plain fun to ride more than any other i have the privilege to ride but there were "cross" type tires on it over the winter and decided to switch back to some more roadie type tires (hoping to gain some speed and agility) the cross tires though treaded were folders and light the tires i replaced them with were slick but heavier and wired beaded amazing how differently the bike now handled slower not as responsive hills felt more like a grind acceleration outta corners was lacking compared to even those treaded cross tires (same roads same conditions...days apart) got rid of those tires quickly and found a pr of other slicks though not folders still lighter and fatter and rounder than the second pr aha back to the machine i know and love just a simple city girls small change peace sarahgibsonkansascity

life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away Hi Sarah: Good stuff - always nice to hear from you..... I think you are right on - tires can make a huge difference, as can wheel selection. (Dan M., I think if you put some really light tubular wheels on that Trek tourer, you would be amazed at the differences - thanks also to you for your thoughtful post).

Greg "hookd on toobies werks fer me" Parker Ann Arbor, Michigan (where it's only 85 degrees F today - much better!)