Re: [CR]Frame Flex Testing

(Example: Component Manufacturers:Ideale)

Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 13:33:30 -0700
Subject: Re: [CR]Frame Flex Testing
To: "charles nighbor" <>
From: "Brandon Ives" <>
In-Reply-To: <000601c5c46a$18dd2210$71bffea9@CharlesNighbor>

You might want to start at Sheldon's archive of Damon Rinard's bike tech site. Almost all the tests include frames from the pre-'83 time period or at least a "KOF" frame of some kind. best, Brandon"monkeyman"Ives Vancouver, B.C.

On Wednesday, Sep 28, 2005, at 13:20 US/Pacific, charles nighbor wrote:
> IN RIDE Issue Number 29 WINTER 2005 Page 139 there is a very
> interesting article on Frame Flex Testing with a Jig. Than on the
> following pages five frames are tested (Yes Modern new frames way past
> 1983 cut off but still tests results worth noting) and worth studying.
> When we discussed brazing materials silver versus brass and testing of
> them it brought this article to my mind. If you get a copy decide which
> one you prefer over the others. Than decide how it would affect ride.
> Then read how it did ride. See if you can go from test numbers to a
> correct interruption of results. I wonder just how much testing was
> ever
> done on steel lugged frames we all love and admire?
> Charles Nighbor
> Walnut Creek, CA