Re: [CR] Big frames ride better?


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Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 08:46:46 +0000
From: M-gineering <info@m-gineering.nl>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
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Subject: Re: [CR] Big frames ride better?


On 1/27/2011 1:55 AM, John Thompson wrote:
>
> We (Trek, that is) sponsored the US Women's National Team back in
> 1983-84, and built bikes for the team to use in competition. Among them
> were a number of track bikes used in the Nationals. These were designed
> and sized appropriately for the riders, some of whom were quite small
> (46-48cm frames). When the team took these bikes to the Worlds, UCI
> objected because the "front center" on the smaller frames was too short,
> so we had to scramble and build several new frames for the worlds (we
> had about a week's notice). IIRC, we had to use ~55cm top tubes on 48cm
> frames to satisfy UCI.

So the next UCI gripe was probably that you had to saw off the ends of the dropbar because these aren't allowed to protrude behind the steering axis ;)

-- mvg

Marten Gerritsen
Kiel Windeweer
Netherlands