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Old 05-19-2009, 07:29 AM
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Default The RAKE issue...


I've been getting much feedback on the rake of this frame in the photos, so I may have to bend
to the will of others on this.... =-]'

Herein lies the problem:
If buyers plan to reuse the stock Stingray fork, there is an additional 10-15 degrees built into that thing, which gets the look just right. This rake does add "pull" into the castor of the fork and steering isn't perfectly neutral, which I am fond of neutral. But, if one decides to use an aftermarket fork, or a fork off of , say a Jesse James West Coast Chopper which is much nicer, they all are at zero degrees for the most part.
I add 5 more degrees of rake to this frame.
This will make the steering 5 degrees off of neutral for a zero degree fork. Moreover, when you put the Stingray fork back on, it will Really have a rake. I am only making one jig for now, so I have to decide on the final rake for this bike.

I could allow about 5 more degrees, but that would be it.
Let's get some more feedback on this.

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Last edited by BrettMavriK; 05-19-2009 at 07:34 AM.