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Rik O'Shea

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Jan 21, 2008, 8:25:17 AM1/21/08
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M-gineering

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Jan 21, 2008, 8:41:08 AM1/21/08
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nothin new:
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Not only did this new design work supremely well, but Horace Bates had
clearly pulled a master stroke in that the new frame and fork could be
instantly recognised as a Bates - even from a brief glance as a rider
sped past or from a fuzzy photograph on 1930s newsprint. The unique and
easily identifiable design of the Bates with its strange double-curved
fork design proved to be a real boon in marketing terms. Not only did it
win races but it was clearly different to other racing cycles at a time
when competition was fierce."

http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/builders/bates.html

--
/Marten

info(apestaartje)m-gineering(punt)nl

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Leo Lichtman

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Jan 21, 2008, 12:31:25 PM1/21/08
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"Rik O'Shea" wrote: What's the advantage of this?
1.) Heavier
2.) Less stiff.

What more could you ask?


* * Chas

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Jan 21, 2008, 2:15:58 PM1/21/08
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"Rik O'Shea" <riko...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> A wavy carbon fibre fork
>
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/newarrivals/01-21/pn_pr_fork
>
> What's the advantage of this?

Same advantage as those goofy looking designer stems from Cinelli and
3ttt.

"A fool and his money are soon parted."
Thomas Tusser, English Farmer and Writer 1524-1580 :)

Chas.


BobT

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Jan 21, 2008, 3:50:20 PM1/21/08
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"Rik O'Shea" <riko...@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> A wavy carbon fibre fork
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/newarrivals/01-21/pn_pr_fork
>
> What's the advantage of this?

It looks, like, way cool.

BobT


raa...@gmail.com

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Jan 21, 2008, 3:55:52 PM1/21/08
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On Jan 21, 2:15 pm, "* * Chas" <verktygj...@aol.spamski.com> wrote:
> "Rik O'Shea" <rikos...@yahoo.com> wrote in message

>
> news:5079892e-3877-42b4...@q77g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
>
> > A wavy carbon fibre fork
>
> http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/newarrivals/...

>
>
>
> > What's the advantage of this?
>
> Same advantage as those goofy looking designer stems from Cinelli and
> 3ttt.
>
> "A fool and his money are soon parted."
> Thomas Tusser, English Farmer and Writer 1524-1580   :)
>
> Chas.

I wonder how would they cut and wrap the cf cloth in the mold to
eliminate wrinkles ? it might in fact be very prone to unexpected
failure as a result I think.

A Muzi

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Jan 21, 2008, 4:37:39 PM1/21/08
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"The crap we sold you last season is no good. Here's the new one"
--
Andrew Muzi
www.yellowjersey.org
Open every day since 1 April, 1971

D'ohBoy

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Jan 21, 2008, 4:51:04 PM1/21/08
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On Jan 21, 2:50 pm, "BobT" <RobertLeeTaylor...@THISSuddenLink.net>
wrote:
> "Rik O'Shea" <rikos...@yahoo.com> wrote in message

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> news:5079892e-3877-42b4...@q77g2000hsh.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > A wavy carbon fibre fork
> >http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/newarrivals/...

>
> > What's the advantage of this?
>
> It looks, like, way cool.
>
> BobT


And if you have Wavy Gravy on your mp3....

D'ohBoy

* * Chas

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Jan 21, 2008, 5:10:56 PM1/21/08
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"BobT" <RobertLee...@THISSuddenLink.net> wrote in message
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All the guys at the coffee shop will get woodies when I pull in... Is it
me or my bike? ;-)

Chas.


BobT

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Jan 21, 2008, 6:46:21 PM1/21/08
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"* * Chas" <verkt...@aol.spamski.com> wrote in message
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I'd suggest that you stop wearing lycra and find a new coffee shop.

BobT


jim beam

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Jan 21, 2008, 7:01:35 PM1/21/08
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[cT = 0.87]

practical or theoretical?

the practical is product differentiation. the theoretical is the
disruption of road shock path of travel. now, you go ahead and weigh up
which you think prevails...

* * Chas

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Jan 21, 2008, 8:33:47 PM1/21/08
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"BobT" <RobertLee...@THISSuddenLink.net> wrote in message
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Must be the pink lycra that does it????

Chas.


Chalo

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Jan 22, 2008, 12:35:01 AM1/22/08
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* * Chas wrote:

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> Rik O'Shea wrote:
> >
> > A wavy carbon fibre fork
> >
> > http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/newarrivals/...

> >
> > What's the advantage of this?
>
> Same advantage as those goofy looking designer stems from Cinelli and
> 3ttt.
>
> "A fool and his money are soon parted."
> Thomas Tusser, English Farmer and Writer 1524-1580 :)

Ah. The unique shape makes it a slightly more effective wedge for
parting fools from their money.

Chalo

cyclin...@gmail.com

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Jan 22, 2008, 8:07:56 AM1/22/08
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On Jan 21, 8:25 am, "Rik O'Shea" <rikos...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> A wavy carbon fibre forkhttp://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/newarrivals/...
>
> What's the advantage of this?

it reduces vibration and can increase the turning power
carlos
http://www.bikingthings.com

landotter

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Jan 22, 2008, 10:36:57 AM1/22/08
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On Jan 21, 3:37 pm, A Muzi <a...@yellowjersey.org> wrote:
> Rik O'Shea wrote:
> > A wavy carbon fibre fork
> >http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/newarrivals/...

> > What's the advantage of this?
>
> "The crap we sold you last season is no good. Here's the new one"


That's the ticket, they'll love it, curvy like Bette Grable!

<stubs out Pall Mall>

* * Chas

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Jan 22, 2008, 1:07:42 PM1/22/08
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"Chalo" <chalo....@gmail.com> wrote in message
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The serrated edge also makes a better squirrel killer too!

Chas.


* * Chas

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Jan 22, 2008, 1:16:00 PM1/22/08
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<cyclin...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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Turning power?

Chas.


* * Chas

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Jan 22, 2008, 1:18:47 PM1/22/08
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"A Muzi" <a...@yellowjersey.org> wrote in message
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> Rik O'Shea wrote:
> > A wavy carbon fibre fork
> >
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/newarrivals/01-21/pn_pr_fork
> > What's the advantage of this?
>
> "The crap we sold you last season is no good. Here's the new one"
> --
> Andrew Muzi

My first reaction was that these are the cycling equivalent of bull horns
on the hood of a Cadillac pimpmobile.... ;-)

Then I wondered how many endangered antelopes gave up their horns to make
bike forks?

Pimp my ride...

Chas.


landotter

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Jan 22, 2008, 1:30:15 PM1/22/08
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On Jan 22, 12:07 pm, "* * Chas" <verktygj...@aol.spamski.com> wrote:
> "Chalo" <chalo.col...@gmail.com> wrote in message

The Huckabee Wheelmen will be thrilled!

Ozark Bicycle

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Jan 22, 2008, 1:54:45 PM1/22/08
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On Jan 22, 12:16 pm, "* * Chas" <verktygj...@aol.spamski.com> wrote:
> <cyclingthi...@gmail.com> wrote in message

Multiple choice:

A) Head turning

B) Inventory turning

C) Stomach turning


;-)

Ozark Bicycle

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Jan 22, 2008, 1:57:16 PM1/22/08
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Only if the squirrel has accepted Jeeeeezus prior to departing this
mortal coil.

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Leo Lichtman

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Jan 22, 2008, 3:47:04 PM1/22/08
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"Ozark Bicycle" wrote: Multiple choice:

A) Head turning
B) Inventory turning
C) Stomach turning ;-)
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
D) Overturning.


carl...@comcast.net

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Jan 22, 2008, 3:55:10 PM1/22/08
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On Jan 22, 11:16 am, "* * Chas" <verktygj...@aol.spamski.com> wrote:
> <cyclingthi...@gmail.com> wrote in message

>
> news:c9093fa7-4974-48e5...@e25g2000prg.googlegroups.com...> On Jan 21, 8:25 am, "Rik O'Shea" <rikos...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > > A wavy carbon fibre
> > > What's the advantage of this?
>
> > it reduces vibration and can increase the turning power
> > carlos
> >http://www.bikingthings.com
>
> Turning power?
>
> Chas.

Dear Chas,

The waviness of the fork offers increased turning power.

Also known as fork-torque.

This is crucial when eating spaghetti. Noodles tend to slip off
straight tines.

Cheers,

Carl Fogel

Michael Press

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Jan 22, 2008, 5:28:06 PM1/22/08
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In article <47952ebb$0$4037$bbae...@news.suddenlink.net>,
"BobT" <RobertLee...@THISSuddenLink.net> wrote:

Lycra isn't only for bicyclists. NFL and NBA players wear it with pride.
What is that stretch material baseball players wear in their pants?

--
Michael Press

Leo Lichtman

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Jan 22, 2008, 5:56:58 PM1/22/08
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"Michael Press" wrote: (clip) What is that stretch material baseball
players wear in their pants?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Genital dermis?


Leo Lichtman

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Jan 22, 2008, 5:59:27 PM1/22/08
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<carl...@comcast.net> wrote:
(clip) This is crucial when eating spaghetti. Noodles tend to slip off
straight tines.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
So THAT'S what Wavy Gravy is about.


Ozark Bicycle

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Jan 22, 2008, 6:07:52 PM1/22/08
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On Jan 22, 1:40 pm, still just me <wheeledBobNOS...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 10:57:16 -0800 (PST), Ozark Bicycle

>
> <bicycleatel...@ozarkbicycleservice.com> wrote:
> >> > The serrated edge also makes a better squirrel killer too!
>
> >> The Huckabee Wheelmen will be thrilled!
>
> >Only if the squirrel has accepted Jeeeeezus prior to departing this
> >mortal coil.
>
> Ride bikes with regular forks in good ways won't get you into bike
> heaven. You must accept these forks into your life as your savior
> first.


In the name of the Downtube, the Headtube and the Wavy Fork

Amen!!!!!

landotter

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Jan 22, 2008, 7:16:01 PM1/22/08
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On Jan 22, 5:07 pm, Ozark Bicycle

Naw man, trust me, I'm in the belt buckle of the bible belt--part of
the trinity has to be indivisible like the Holy Spirit! The Lord
speaks mysteriously through vertical compliance and horizontal
stiffness.

A Muzi

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Jan 22, 2008, 11:04:09 PM1/22/08
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> "Rik O'Shea" <rikos...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> A wavy carbon fibre forkhttp://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/newarrivals/...
>> What's the advantage of this?

cyclin...@gmail.com wrote:
> it reduces vibration and can increase the turning power

Head turning or stomach turning?
Got some numbers on that?

landotter

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Jan 22, 2008, 11:14:46 PM1/22/08
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On Jan 22, 10:04 pm, A Muzi <a...@yellowjersey.org> wrote:
> > "Rik O'Shea" <rikos...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> >> A wavy carbon fibre forkhttp://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id=/photos/2008/tech/newarrivals/...
> >> What's the advantage of this?
> cyclingthi...@gmail.com wrote:
> > it reduces vibration and can increase the turning power
>
> Head turning or stomach turning?
> Got some numbers on that?
> --


http://www.blackjelly.com/Mag/gallery/kli12.htm

* * Chas

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Jan 23, 2008, 4:02:35 AM1/23/08
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"Michael Press" <rub...@pacbell.net> wrote in message
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Is that why they are always scratching their privates? ;-)

Chas.


dabac

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Jan 23, 2008, 5:41:53 AM1/23/08
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carl...@comcast.net Wrote:
> ..... Noodles tend to slip off
> straight tines.

If I used straight tines instead of brake wire to operate my v-brakes I
guess I might feel concerned over that.... ;)


--
dabac

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