I am selling my GT wheels on eBay (and here), and someone asked whether they would fit a Paul Smart. Anyone? Thanks.
You recall correctly.Major, How did you finally deal with the head shake problem? As I recall, you got pitched off of your bike with no warning.
You can say that again, unless the rider is a masochist and gets a thrill out of tankslappers. I believe the PS stock spokers at least have aluminum rims. I would discourage the use of the stock spokers if good alloys can be fitted.It would be a crime against humanity to put those horrible, heavy GT wheels on a Paul Smart.
You recall correctly.
The bike was totalled by the insurance company (the frame was badly dented by the fork tubes slamming against it). I was able to spend a short time inspecting the bike in the yard it was held in. I was unable to find the slightest clue as to the cause of the tank-slapper. All the obvious items: tire inflation, wheel bearings, loose or broken suspension components; checked out fine.
I "dealt" with the problem by healing, and riding my BMW: the very picture of stability, if not agility. I'm still healing, but my ribs have gotten to the point where I can actually get through the entire day without drugs. This is a nice step forward.
I will be replacing the Duc, but my inability to find any cause has admittedly soured me somewhat on the GT. I suspect my replacement will be a Monster 695 or 1100. An "S" would be nice.