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Bike guru <a href="http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0960723668/104-2655885-4831114?v=glance">Jobst Brandt</a> claims that <a href="http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=dRSD9.50531%24Ik.1336401%40typhoon.sonic.net&oe=UTF-8&output=gplain">the most you can get a bicycle to lean before it loses traction is about 45 degrees</a>.

Here's a picture of Jobst cornering with a lean angle of around 45 deg (close to the limit of traction).

<img src="http://www-math.science.unitn.it/Bike/Countries/Europe/Tour_Reports/Tour_of_the_Alps_Gallery/tiretest.jpg">

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it might depend on your tires on a tire that is puffed out to the sides you could possibly get pretty low

that picture has gotta be a fake though

I do remember being able to scape my pedal that was up(might be imagining it though these childhood memories sometimes get inflated) and ripping turns on my bikes

maybe this is where I got the crave to carve

damn that was like 1990 when I was ten it seems like yesterday

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