Re: [CR] Flying gate

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From: "kevin sayles" <>
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Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 20:53:30 +0000
Subject: Re: [CR] Flying gate

Hi John, and listers,

You might want to look at this 'flying gate' we [St John Street cycles] have on eBay # 350278214650

Its a Trevor Jarvis built 'Baines gate' frame, with modern stuff to make up as a fixed wheel bike.

Kevin Sayles
Bridgwater Somerset UK

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Sent: Monday, November 16, 2009 8:02 PM
Subject: [CR] Flying gate

> Item#300364710017 Baines Flying gate. Looking at the photo and having
> NEVER ridden one. What was gained by the design? the fork rake on this
> older one would negate I would think any advantage of the frame design.The
> point of the saddle must be way behind the bottom bracket.with the long
> top tube and sitting so far back.steering the bloody thing must have been
> a chore. OR am I wrong as usual? lets hear from you CR members who have
> one, Maybe Dave Moulton could comment on this, I understand the reason for
> the design was to shorten the wheelbase? would this be an advantage in
> climbing? Cheers John Crump OldandstretchedoutenoughBrit, Parker. Co USA