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RE: rear steer

To: "DrMayf" <>, <>, <>,
Subject: RE: rear steer
From: "Russel Mack" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 23:06:01 -0500
I'm thinking along similar lines, for bikes.

Whether lsr bike-- or car-- "rake" doesn't seem to matter a whole lot.  But
lots of "trail" should help stability, in any case.  Typically, trail is
increased by increasing rake-- which eventually unloads the front contact
patch too much.  A trailing linkage avoids this problem.  As you say-- like
a shopping cart wheel.

(BTW, I'm not talking about rws here, so don't anybody start thinking I want
to build a rws bike.  Furthest thing from my mind.  I won't even drive a
forklift very fast.)
Russ, #1226B

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of DrMayf
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: rear steer

Jack, exactly. But rake and trail are the same as large amounts of caster.
Think of the bike's steering head as the kingpin . It intersects the surface
way ahead of the contact patch on the tire. I was thinking more the shopping
cart front wheels with a vertical shatf but the contact patch trailing.


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