Originally Posted by placidscene
The new huge tank may acctually lower the center of gravity because it stradels the top tube instead of setting on top of it.
The worst top heavy item on the bike is me! lol
Cool. Fill up your tank and it acts as a stabilizer! You gotta love the frames on the old full size 10-speeds. Lots of room - big "hole" for the motor and other stuff.
Now, "the worst top heavy item" is harder to fix. I'm actually down 15 pounds in the last 1 1/2 months. It wasn't a New Years resolution; don't believe in those. I just really needed to shape up a bit. No sweets and almost no beer for the last couple months. For dinner, I eat half what I normally would, then the other half becomes my late night snack.
That diet's been working very well and the only thing I'm missing much is (surprise) the beer. I make wine for a hobby and drink some of that when I'm craving a little buzz.
Good luck with the sale of your house. If you're moving out of TX, let me NOT recommend Illinois.