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Old 05-23-07, 04:50 PM   #1
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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.


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your fine. keep your psi up to prevent pinch flats
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Old 05-24-07, 08:38 AM   #3
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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)

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