Re: [CR]Too much frame flex

(Example: Framebuilders:Richard Moon)

Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 15:53:38 +0200
From: "Freek Faro" <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Too much frame flex
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Daniel, I sincerely hope this incident did not take place on one of your Rossin's! Freek (acquired yet another Rossin) Faro Rotterdam Netherlands

2005/9/30, John Thompson <>:
> 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