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September 26th, 2018, 07:38 AM   #1
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From: Cadiz, Spain

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Question hubcentre steering

Hola

My nick is a homage to Jack Difazio from Froome, who championed and manufactured steering hubs.

I used to race a 500cc Difazio Suzuki and thought it was a great advance.

One day testing in the rain, I came upon a huge puddle at around 100 mph. The bike aquaplaned, but remained upright and I emerged from the puddle safe and sound.

If you turn the handlebars to the left on a conventional bike, the bike will fall to the right and vice versa. With hubcentre steering this does not happen: the bike remains upright.

Futrhermore, with a simple screw adjustment, you can change the angle of rake, which is fixed with conventional forks.

Alays wondered why the system is seldom used.
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