I think it's just the geometry. My friend has a Specialized Langster and I've held a no hander for a minute straight on it. As soon as I hit my bike, the front wheels just swings all the way to the side, past perpendicular to the frame.
Does my bike have an odd shape? TT is 53cm, BB to SP is 49cm, BB to ST is 62cm.
Also, just saw my stem is 120, not 130.
@Scrod - the opposite actually, my legs are long and my torso is short. I'm 5'4" and my inseam is 74cm.
Can someone explain what the H E double hockey sticks stem length has to do with a no handed trackstand?
The further your hands get away from the steerer tube, the more touchy steering is.
this thread is useless without a pic of you trying to do the trackstand and another of the bike
Shallow HTA makes flop too, My free spirit has 69 deg HTA,mtb tour rig has tons of weighy on barends. Both flop over like fainting goats the second you let go of barwhile stopped.
Last edited by LesterOfPuppets; 11-06-12 at 10:19 AM.
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dang I had a 60mm stem with risers and switching to a 90mm with bullhorns felt way different.
i cant imagine using 120mm
[2014 Madone 5.9 Dura-Ace] [2011 GT SRS 3] [2009 Mercier Kilo TT]
120mm stem on a short torso fella who is 5'4." Sounds crazy to me.
So when and how did you crash this bike?
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