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Front End Geometry Question
What is the effect of reduced trail on bike handling? I note that photos of many older bikes, including French Randonneuring bikes and Raleigh roadsters, show large amounts of fork forward curvature compared to current designs. This appears like it would reduce trail on the bikes compared to most current designs.
Does this aid handling with a front load on the bike? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such geometry and why is it no longer common?
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