Re: [CR]Stiff frames and loss of traction

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2004

Date: Sun, 02 Oct 2005 12:41:26 -0500
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
To: classicrendezvous <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Stiff frames and loss of traction
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Paul Haussler wrote:
> My 1988 Trek 2300 gets airborne (slightly) on rough pavement. My 1992 Fuso
> Luxe stays on the ground.

When we designed the original Trek aluminum frame, we very intentionally set out to replicate the stiffness and ride characteristics of our Columbus steel (model 970) frame. Part of the reason (as I understand, anyway) was that Klein held a patent on the use of oversize aluminum tubing to create a stiffer frame.

John (
Appleton WI USA