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New Litespeed Siena/Fork Help!!(4 posts)

New Litespeed Siena/Fork Help!!Blue dart
Jun 26, 2003 11:29 AM
Just got built up a Siena M/L (compact) frame w/Ouzo Pro fork. Went out for my first ride and front end felt "suqirley". I took the fork off and saw that it was a 40mm rake. The bike was spec'd to have a 44mm rake. Would this have anything to do with problem, or should I concentrate on stem length and rise? I tried a 110 and 100 stem flipped both ways and felt about the same.
squirley in what sense?...Bruno S
Jun 26, 2003 3:41 PM
does it have a shimmy when decending?, does it flex too much during turns?, does it absorb much more bumps than the rear wheel?

I wouldn't worry about the rake. What kind of wheels do you have? A flimsy front wheel can make the bike feel unstable. Too much weight on the front end also has a similar effect.
Call Litespeed also check websitemerckxman
Jun 26, 2003 6:38 PM
by the way, their website says 43mm for an M/L Siena
Bar width?teoteoteo
Jun 26, 2003 6:51 PM
My Siena came with 3T Zepp bars that were uber narrow--measure them and don't trust what it says on the bars. Mine claim 44 (I wanted 42 c to c) but when I measure they are like 41 c to c

Before everyone pipes in I do know bars vary from company to company.