RE: [CR]Campy pedal with tall cage

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Subject: RE: [CR]Campy pedal with tall cage
Date: Sun, 29 Jan 2006 22:12:56 -0800
Thread-Topic: [CR]Campy pedal with tall cage
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From: "Mark Bulgier" <>
To: "Wayne Davidson" <>, <>

Wayne Davidson wrote:
> Hi all, I would think that sitting on your steed 10mm lower,
> might help with a more stable ride coming from a lower centre
> of gravity.

Depends on what you mean by stability I guess, but most people find the tallest bikes, like ordinaries or "tall bikes" (off topic, to be the MOST stable, and the lowest (recumbents) the LEAST so. Same reason as why balancing a broomstick on end is so much easier than balancing a pencil. The higher up you are, the slower you tip over.

I believe there are advantages to a low center of gravity, but directional stability isn't one.

Clearly, regular classic racing bikes can be stable enough for most people's taste; at least everyone will agree that too much stability is a bad thing -right? There's no reason to raise a bike up any more than is needed to prevent pedal strike when turning.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle WA USA