[CR]Chris Chance Ride Characteristics


From: "Jim" <italianthread@cox.net>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 01:47:55 -0800
Subject: [CR]Chris Chance Ride Characteristics

My Chris Chance is one of his last from the 1990's, and I don't know how it compares with one of his first from the '70's, except mine's missing the nice lugwork altogether as it's TIG. Mine has 60cm seat & 59cm top tubes c/c, century geometry, rides a bit springy & is actually the best climbing steel bike I've owned, as well as a fast descender. It goes where it's pointed, without wobble or hesitation to lean. It feels perfectly aligned (& light, even with Campy Chorus Ergo 8). I wish it were just a bit quicker handling, but it's probably perfect as-is for long distances, & I'm foolish for fast handling bikes anyway. A high performance steel frame built of prosaic True Temper, with the very cool looking Yo Eddy fork & a glistening green paint scheme that is really nicely done. Now, why would he stop building frames?
Jim Hultman
Santa Barbara