Join Date: May 2009
Location: London, UK
Bikes: 2006 Specialized Rock Hopper
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Maximum frame width
was just reading the post by pannierpacker on widening the Q factor with adaptors.
I've been thinking a lot about the width of bike frames.
I've got my folding bike design down to 135mm across where your knees would be. Is this too wide? I was cycling my mountain bike the other day (without toe clips) and reckoned my knees were about 250mm apart. However when I see race bikes going past, the riders seem to keep their knees very close indeed.
Am I just a bow-legged yokel or are most people happy cycling with a bit of 'gait'.
I'm only asking as the design I'm working on pretty much necessitates a wide twin-spar frame.