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Old 01-20-19, 02:04 AM
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Bikes: Ti Airborne Valkyrie - converted to 650b wheeled "all-road bike" / Vitus 992 converted to 650b / modified Swift folder

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Jur hoping you are still around and see this 'cause I don't know how else to reach you...

I'm very curious about the geometry differences between the Alum Xootr / Swift and your Ti frame. You claimed (in post 128) that it was difficult to impossible to ride your Xootr no hands but that you could put your jacket on while riding the Ti version yet, if I understand you correctly, the ONLY geometry change you made was lengthening the "top tube" by 2cm while keeping the wheelbase the same. Something doesn't compute here. If you add 2cm to the "top tube" AND keep the wheelbase (1041mm) the same then the 2cm had to come out of somewhere. Steeper seat & headtube angles? Shorten chainstays? Less fork rake?

Also can you tell me the headtube angle, fork rake and trail figures on your Ti bike (including the tire size so I can do the math) ?

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