Re: [rootsradicals] Aluminum and Xs
- Seconded, TONE's story of how his aluminum bike finally failed is what convinced me I could use an aluminum frame with an X. He used his bike harder than I ever will and it worked fine for years.
On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 6:33 PM, Bill Swingle <unfurl@...> wrote:
My first xtracycle was attached to a steel, early 90's stumpjumper. Any
load in the bags would induce some wiggling. It felt rather like riding
a fish with big loads. I got used to it but it was definitly something I
had to be careful of.
After riding the steel fish for nearly a year I converted my Cannondale
BadBoy to be my new daily X ride and the experience is widlly different.
The stiffness of the frame makes a huge difference. I've been regularly
hauling ~200lbs + kids and I have none of the wiggle problems as before.
I had some concerns about using an aluminium frame but a long post from
TONE a few months ago convinced me otherwise. IIRC he had an aluminum
frame that wore thru several *freeradicals* before finally being
On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 12:50:54PM -0600, Devin wrote:
> I posted up earlier about using an aluminum frame for an X conversion that
> seemed to have some damage, but the consensus seems to be it is crimping in the
> frame for chain ring clearance, but not I am getting quotes such as this and I
> wanted opinions from X owners as to validity of the warning.
> I wouldn't want to run an Ex on an aluminum frame anyways, but that's
> just my opinion, man.
> In Frith,
> My blood is not my own,
> but a gift borrowed from my ancestors,
> to generations yet unborn.
-=| Bill Swingle - unfurl@...