Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Thanks @birdzgarage. Love seeing your bikes and the CA hills you bomb with them. Thank you for sharing your experience here and posting so many great pics of your bikes over the years. The fruits of your trial and error are inspiring.I don't build bikes based on geometry. I'm a collector that rides.its a way to enjoy my parts collection besides just displaying it.to me when dealing with vintage bikes it's trial and error.i don't select frames for their specs.at the speeds they are used at,non of that matters.the only ones the matter as far as handling are the hard tail klunkers or my specialized carbon fiber comp.they are the only bikes ridden at speed.the addition of the suspension fork on the old frames slows the steering as they are longer and relax the steering angle making it steer slower or tracking more stable.longer chainstays make it more stable on steep climbs.shorter,killer wheelies.and of course the frame height should fit the rider.anything beyond that is over thinking it to me when dealing with the bikes I collect.thats just my opinion since you asked.