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What are your thoughts on tight geometry on the street?

Old 11-13-07, 04:13 PM
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What are your thoughts on tight geometry on the street?

Me personally, I love it.

When I say tight i mean toe clip overlap, not even a pinkys worth space between the tire and the downtube, tight track fork, etc.

Going from the geometry of a windsor, to the geometry of a gitane kilo took a day or two to get used to and confident enough to whip the thing around. I love how the geometry keeps you going in a straight line.

I likes it.
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Old 11-13-07, 04:17 PM
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i can just about squeez a peice of dental floss between my front tire & down tube, i have a 650c F wheel & fork.
 
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what's with all the geo threads? i like my kilo.
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Old 11-13-07, 04:24 PM
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how does the feel of the ride change with tight geometry? i was thinking of getting my wheels to be closer to the frame tubes
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Old 11-13-07, 05:43 PM
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I find the tighter the geometry, the more reactive the bike becomes. its like you just think "turn a bit to the left" and it listens. Tight fixies are zen
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Originally Posted by Ratwings View Post
Me personally, I love it.

When I say tight i mean toe clip overlap, not even a pinkys worth space between the tire and the downtube, tight track fork, etc.

Going from the geometry of a windsor, to the geometry of a gitane kilo took a day or two to get used to and confident enough to whip the thing around. I love how the geometry keeps you going in a straight line.

I likes it.
lol you sound like you don't know **** about bike geometry and probably lack the experience to truly judge handling.
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Old 11-13-07, 05:59 PM
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lol you sound like you don't know **** about bike geometry and probably lack the experience to truly judge handling.
+1 million.
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Old 11-13-07, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Ratwings View Post
Tight fixies are zen
Brilliant.
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Old 11-13-07, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by dutret View Post
lol you sound like you don't know **** about bike geometry and probably lack the experience to truly judge handling.
Idiot
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Old 11-13-07, 06:31 PM
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Tight geometry is a lot fun on short rides. I like it.

At the end of a century when you are tired it's not as nice. It's also not great with a heavy load.
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i like it tight, like a virgin.
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Old 11-13-07, 06:32 PM
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well, i havent been riding that long. about a year and a half... so why not educate me. tell me where i am wrong in what i said? Like I said, i was riding a windsor, now I am riding a tighter bike. I am only stating the differences I feel in handling etc.
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Old 11-13-07, 06:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Ratwings View Post
I find the tighter the geometry, the more reactive the bike becomes. its like you just think "turn a bit to the left" and it listens. Tight fixies are zen
that's not tight geometry, that's a telepathic bike.
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Originally Posted by 2manybikes View Post
Tight geometry is a lot fun on short rides. I like it.

At the end of a century when you are tired it's not as nice. It's also not great with a heavy load.
Jesus ****ing christ how old are you ?!?
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Originally Posted by tynan View Post
Jesus ****ing christ how old are you ?!?
santa ****ing claus, how old are you?!?!?!
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Originally Posted by piwonka View Post
santa ****ing claus, how old are you?!?!?!
That is about as good as my humour gets !

"At the end of a century when you are tired" = how old are you.

I will get my coat.
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Old 11-13-07, 06:47 PM
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Jesus ****ing christ how old are you ?!?
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Can someone clarify this for me??
Tight geometry = faster res than more relax geo
and Shorter the stem = more responsive as well?? or its opposite?
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Old 11-13-07, 07:03 PM
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Beat me if this is a silly question but can I tighten the geometry of my bike with a seemingly straighter fork? My bike is prob not worth the cash to bring in the slack geometry but humor me.
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Old 11-13-07, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Kilgore Trout View Post
Beat me if this is a silly question but can I tighten the geometry of my bike with a seemingly straighter fork? My bike is prob not worth the cash to bring in the slack geometry but humor me.
you can **** your trail by doing that.
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Originally Posted by Kilgore Trout View Post
Beat me if this is a silly question but can I tighten the geometry of my bike with a seemingly straighter fork? My bike is prob not worth the cash to bring in the slack geometry but humor me.
tight geometry,like aggressive, is a meaningless term used to describe geometry that makes a bike look more or less like a older track bike. Putting a fork with lower rake will therefore make the geometry tighter. Many who do so for that reason claim it also makes the bike more responsive.

In fact it will actually make the bike less responsive by dramatically increasing the trail.
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lol you sound like you don't know **** about bike geometry and probably lack the experience to truly judge handling.
I read this line before I saw who wrote it and said to myself "I bet that was dutret!"

Thank you for being predictable.
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I read this line before I saw who wrote it and said to myself "I bet that was dutret!"

Thank you for being predictable.
you gotta admit that he's right though.
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Old 11-13-07, 08:10 PM
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