Adjusting one's front end

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Adjusting one's front end

Post by teacherbill on Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:42 am

I can get on and ride almost in a straight line. But, I am not riding in a straight line for a long period of time or at least long enough for me to adventure out among the cars to commute to school. The question: If I change the "rake" of the front end farther out in front of me, I think it is called negative drag, then I am to experience "wheel flop". It seems to me that this adjustment would lessen the amount of wandering on the pathway but only be negative in causing my turning radius to be larger. It seems logical but is that correct?

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Re: Adjusting one's front end

Post by R42Pilot on Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:24 am

With a conversion, it's difficult to say without riding your bike. But, considering it came out f a bike shop, I have to at least consider the fact it's set up correctly.

The neat thing about the conversion is; whatever you do, you can always put back if it isn't right. Try it and see if it makes a difference.

My gut instinct is, you just need more practice. I think I was probably two weeks of playing before I felt comfortable enough to venture out into traffic.

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