Re: [CR]Re: thread on change in styles


Example: Framebuilders:Bernard Carré

Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2008 22:00:07 -0500
To: "Classic Rendezvous" <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: thread on change in styles
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At 02:12 PM 01/02/2008 -0800, David Snyder wrote:
>Re: Difficulty riding hands-off:
>I'd have to nominate overtight headset bearings as one of the 2 (along with
>alignment) most common causes, followed by brinneled bearings, geometry and
>a tilted-down and/or too-far-foreward saddle.

Have to agree on the tight headset. I found the steering was "indexed" on one of my bikes, but it only became noticable with the wheel removed. I just loosened it off one flat and it was cured. Previously the bike just wouldn't steer hands-off and wanted to go off one way or the other.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada