Parallel world

One of the best ways to ensure that your bike tracks straight and true is to have the frame geometry checked.

Even standard frames, with no history of crash damage, have been found to be out of line, and some frames were even designed thus!

Misalignment may not even be noticeable, particularly with a road-going machine, but race vehicles have, by necessity, a reason to be as close to perfect as possible.

With a background in engineering, and the experience of riding a Norton Commando for 30 years, Simon Ratcliff (right) knows all about making a classic bike handle – and those years have brought him the knowledge that it’s not just about setting up the isolastic system properly!

Read more in the April 2019 issue of OBM – on sale now!

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