Re: What makes for a bike that you can ride no hands
I was thinking about this while I was setting in the garage looking at the bikes. One has a center stand and when it's parked the front wheel is off the ground. It always turns to the left, won't sit straight or to the right. It's the cables. They're stiff enough to put pressure on the bars and turn them to the left. Now that I remember all my old bikes that I used to ride with no hands, none of them had hand brakes or shifters so no cables.
The handlebars would stay pretty much where you put them.
When you're talking about balance and steering geometry, any pressure against the neutral would effect stability...or am I way off base?
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