Garth, just a minor point:
More stability, at least based on frame geometry, is usually a result of decreased fork rake and the resulting increased geometric trail, rather than the other way around. More fork rake may contribute to fork shock compliance and hence ride smoothness. Of course, both factors, stability and ride, are more complex than just these few factors.
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The good thing is that the 56cm 3Rensho that a list member sold me has gotten great use in the last three weeks. I was waiting for a Suntour Superbe bottom bracket but until the one I ordered from Holland comes, I just took the Raleigh's. The Cyclone is a charming rider. Stiffer than 531C, the frame still offers comfort. ( contraversial lateral stiffness but vertical compliance ). The bike has more fork rake than some race bikes and it makes things more relaxing when you don't have to fight a tight wheelbase, upright frame angles and rakeless forks.
Garth Libre in slowly recovering Miami Shores, Fl., where this officer was forced to work 11 hour days conducting traffic in the unlit, traffic lightless, big intersection of 167th street and I-95.