Jan Heine <email@example.com> schrub:
> I know that the mantra among cyclists since at least the 1920s has
> been "stiffer is better", but racers' preferences show that this
> mantra is wrong.
I guess that stiffness isn't a disadvantage and I like my off topic oversized aluminium frames as well as my nice lugged steely ones. But in general it doesn't matter much for me what cycle I ride as long as the geometry is okay for me. Steel, aluminum, carbon, bamboo- fine if it's strong enough to carry me securely.
Noodles tends to flutter on higher speed and that isn't funny- but I had
just one frame till now that showed that behaviour really. Cheap aluminium
on plastik (Baroniaplex) lugs. I'm glad it was stolen even it was very
lightweight and had very eccentric technical details (look at the
Worst bike ever been built, I guess.
best regards, Richard
Richard Timm, Hamburg, Germany
P.S.: Nick: this is the one that had a foxtail attached to the saddle (not shown on pictures). I will use pink feathers next time as suggested.