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JRE123

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 31, 2010
96
44
Whitman, United States
#16
I think your fork needs way more rake if you're going to run that type of springer. The handling has got to be squirly like that.
origina
I think your fork needs way more rake if you're going to run that type of springer. The handling has got to be squirly like that.
Original rake, haven't noticed any handeling problems!

This bike is not a speedster, holds 30 mph. Perhaps at higher speeds there might be a problem.
 

bikewhorder

Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe
Nov 9, 2011
6,752
5,563
Midcoast, ME
#17
origina

Original rake, haven't noticed any handeling problems!

This bike is not a speedster, holds 30 mph. Perhaps at higher speeds there might be a problem.
Well you have the fender brace mounted where the axle would have been and now its set way back possibly even behind the steering axis. Old track bikes are set up like this but generally it makes for terrible handling. Even subtle changes in the placement of the front axle make dramatic differences and you pretty much always want some rake. This diagram shows what I'm talking about. https://calfeedesign.com/tech-papers/geometry-of-bike-handling/

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JRE123

Look Ma, No Hands!
Jan 31, 2010
96
44
Whitman, United States
#20
She is missing, and she took my credit card with her!

No she is stored in my bike shed. It is very easy swapping from the (Patriots) to the (Ride sally Ride) setup. Basically, although I can ride the bike with either body on it, I only ride it with the bare bones frame.


What did you do with the pretty lady?
What did you do with the pretty lady?
What did you do with the pretty lady?
 

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