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    Senior Member robo's Avatar
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    Safe to bunnyhop with a lugged steel frame?

    I thought i'd post this in here since it seems like there should be some people knowledgeable about the strength of steel frames..

    Anyway, i have a new lugged steel Rivendell Bleriot. It has 650b wheels and fairly fat tires (584 x 33). I've been gentler to it than my mountain bike, but i have not hesitated to blast across grassy areas, gratuitously bunny hop curbs and other obstacles, and take it on some mild trails.

    Is this bad? I'm not heavy (~ 145 lbs) and i consider myself a fairly finessed rider, at least as a mountain biker. I guess i was just wondering if a road frame, even a pretty sturdy one like this, is going to be damaged by things like bunny hopping... This is my first 'road' bike so i'm not quite sure what to expect.


    thanks

    r

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    Senior Member thatcher's Avatar
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    your fine. keep your psi up to prevent pinch flats

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    I ride my bike Revtor's Avatar
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    +1, youre fine.
    +1, keep the PSI up.

    steel is strong. no sweat. do keep treating it a bit gentler than your MTB though. Keep an eye on your wheels (trueness, spoke tension, etc)

    ~Steve

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