Examples of steering flop

graucho

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It's all about rake and trail.
A few of my mentoring students asked me for an example of bicycle steering flop. Instead of explaining with word, I made them this video

 
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Graucho, I remember this video. It really helped to demonstrate that 'flop' ,
when I was building the Inferno front forks.
Thanks for bringing it back to this new AZ site.

I'm not sure if the Inferno, being a trike, acts any different,
but when I used your method of testing, it responded the same as 1 & 3.
 
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I am trying to decide if I need more trail or?
have a Delta trike w/ front hub motor. The issue is the steering is too heavy. Hard to steer the trike especially if it is just sitting. Going to remeasure the trail etc.
 
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Graucho

Nice to see you are back and still dabbling ?

I assume you are encouraging the youngsters to build at least one chopper with horrendous wheel flop ?

I think that is half the fun of owning and riding a chopper , especially giving it to someone else and convincing them they can ride it ;):LOL:



regards Paul
 
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