Re: [CR]Was 753, now is energy recovered constructively?

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From: "Eugene Powell" <radfin@SpiritOne.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Was 753, now is energy recovered constructively?
Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2006 15:16:57 -0700
To: Curt Goodrich <goodrichbikes@netzero.net>
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I believe the frame size is 55 square, angles are 73.5 parallel, and the wheelbase is 41 inches. Pretty conservative stuff................. The alignment was checked by Andy Newlands of Strawberry Racing Cycles on his Marchetti & Lange table while I watched, spot on the money. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones there 'cuz that much is good.

Under other circumstances the bike rides and tracks very straight and comfy. A joy to ride till you get going fast down hill and reach for the brakes, then....................

On Jul 18, 2006, at 11:11 AM, Curt Goodrich wrote:
> At 11:52 AM 7/18/2006, Eugene Powell wrote:
>> My Cuevas (all 531) does this and it scares the hell out of
>> me..................
>>
>> Seems odd that it would happen at there, with the Cuevas cross brace
>> in the steerer? Thoughts?
>
>
> I seriously doubt the cross brace has much of an effect. Cuevas was
> adamant about not using a jig or fixtures. Perhaps the scariness of
> this bike is due to a less than optimal geometry and/or alignment.
> Certainly this is a possibility. Everyone can have a bad day and
> relying only on one's hairy eyeball is a recipe for things slipping
> through the cracks.
>
> Curt Goodrich
> Minneapolis, MN
>

Gene Powell
Rad Finishes
Portland, OR