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What does frame flex feel like ?

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Old 04-30-03, 04:04 PM
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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 ?

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...probably just another steel frame flexing like a wet noodle.
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Originally posted by Merckxrider
...probably just another steel frame flexing like a wet noodle.
Yeah.. that deflection stuff with steel. We all know Al bikes are gonna crash and burn any day with thier *cough* limited lifespan *cough*.
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could also just be wheel flex..
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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!!??
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"What doe sframe flex feel like"

Like warm apple pie.....
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