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SipperPhoto 04-30-03 04:04 PM

What does frame flex feel like ?
 
heya'll...

out riding a quick after work 17 miler last night, and on the last mile or so, I have to go up a nasty hill, that starts at about 6% and ends up with a 1/4 mile 10% killer to get to my house... I'm pretty sure it was frame flex, but I couldn;t be sure, as I haven;t felt anyting like it before.. as I was grinding up the last part, standing up in my second lowest gear, it felt like my tires were low on pressure... they kinda got squishy, I guess that's the only way to say it... I checked pressure about 5 minutes later in my garage, and that was all good... was it frame flex ? does this feeling sound familiar to you ?

BTW... it was on my ancient Centurion Lemans 6 speed, with Tange Steel :-)

Lemme know what ya think ?

Jeff

Merckxrider 04-30-03 05:01 PM

...probably just another steel frame flexing like a wet noodle. :D

SD Fixed 04-30-03 05:20 PM


Originally posted by Merckxrider
...probably just another steel frame flexing like a wet noodle. :D
Yeah.. that deflection stuff with steel. We all know Al bikes are gonna crash and burn any day with thier *cough* limited lifespan *cough*.

TimB 04-30-03 05:27 PM

could also just be wheel flex..

Raedeke 04-30-03 09:26 PM


Originally posted by William Karsten
Yeah.. that deflection stuff with steel. We all know Al bikes are gonna crash and burn any day with thier *cough* limited lifespan *cough*.
Ah - Better to have a limited lifespan than a lifeless limit!!??

TimB 05-01-03 05:17 AM

"What doe sframe flex feel like"

Like warm apple pie.....


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