The Millets Mystery Bike

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Bollo, 29 Feb 2008.

  1. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    yeh, i've straightened and fixed bikes for the kids on my mum's road many times including a set of forks the wrong way round.
     
  2. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    There was a recumbent made once which deliberately had the forks on backwards. Apparently it worked quite well.
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Perhaps that's where the 'bent' name came from!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. simonali

    simonali Guru

    My Pace forks have the brakes fitted like that!

    Apparently it was a design feature to make the front brake as powerful as the back one.
     
  5. gavintc

    gavintc Guru

    Location:
    Southsea
    It would make some sense putting the brakes behind the fork on TT bikes to improve aerodynamics.
     
  6. simonali

    simonali Guru

    With cantis, the rotation of the wheel has the effect of pushing the mounting studs outward on a front mounted brake, but this effect is reversed on the back brake hence the Pace design.
     
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