RE: [CR]Too much frame flex

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Subject: RE: [CR]Too much frame flex
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 10:41:56 -0600
Thread-Topic: [CR]Too much frame flex
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From: "Mazzeo, Daniel" <>
To: "charles nighbor" <>, <>

Worst crash/fall I ever took was the result of frame flex pulling the rear derailleur cable and sending the chain between cogs while standing on the pedals going uphill full force. I had religiously made sure my rear shifter was tight enough to prevent this but did not check it on this particular day. Landed very hard on left hip and turned black from the ankle to the armpit, smelled like a corpse. It was not fun. Yes you can have too much frame flex.

Dan Mazzeo Morrison, CO

-----Original Message----- From: [] On Behalf Of charles nighbor Sent: Thursday, September 29, 2005 10:19 AM To: Subject: [CR]Too much frame flex

There can be too much frame flex. While at a friends house for dinner I tried to ride his wife women's style ten speed starting at the bottom of a small but still a hill. I could not get up. I couldn't believe that has good and strong a rider I was then that with my skill and strength I couldn't somehow finesse and power my way up. After 10 or so tries I believed in too much frame flex is not contusive to good climbing or even climbing a hill. Charles Nighbor Walnut Creek, Ca