to distinguish my 26"/125mm (wheel/crank) from my recently acquired 24"/125mm race uni,
I put 102mm cranks on it. The wheel/crank ratio corresponds to a Coker setup 36"/140mm.
After assembling it, I went out with my new baby in the dark to give it a try. I mounted
it on my first go. The 102mm make for a real smooth ride … and it’s fast. It felt, as
if it wanted to sortof run at top speed on it’s own!
I enjoyed riding it until I met the first downhill part of my route. Luckily, it was
just a short downhill section. I noticed, that I was hardly able to bring down its speed.
When I came to a crossroad, I tried to idle to have a look around before continuing …
and I just fell off. I tried idling again when I was at home, but up to now it just
throws me off every time I try it.
I haven’t ridden a Coker up to now, as I live in Switzerland and I haven’t heard of
a person owning one up to date. I wonder whether a 26"/102mm uni reflects the Coker
feeling? I’d like to know as I play with the idea of getting a Coker sometime
in the future.