Re: [CR]Too much frame flex

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli)

Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 08:16:51 -0500
From: "John Thompson" <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]Too much frame flex
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Mazzeo, Daniel wrote:
> 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.

Yet somehow an awful lot of mountain stages were won on Vitus frames, renowned for their flex. I suspect that riding style may have something to do with this.


-John Thompson (
Appleton WI USA