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    Hughesy michaelh001's Avatar
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    how long without putting your feet down??

    I got a Dahon MU SL a couple of months ago. I commute 3-4 miles each way on it a couple of times a week. The other days I've a longer commute and I'm on my Bianchi road bike.

    When on the folder, I seem to be able to spend an awesome amount of time standing still in traffic or at lights without putting my feet down...

    Why does this phenomenon occur????

    Maybe being clicked into the road bike creates a healthy level of fear so I don't standstill for as long? "Pride comes before a fall" as they say.

    Observations/Experiences invited....

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    Seņor Mambo
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    Fatter tires?
    Lower center of gravity?
    Different frame geometries?

    I know what you mean though: my folders are easier to balance compared to my full-size bikes too.

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    yeah I ride lots of bikes in work

    some are easy to balance.

    but others are not so good.

    also ever tried seeing how long a bike will stand up by its self.
    stand beside it and take your hand off it

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    Lower center of gravity, I think. If you extrapolate it to an extreme - imagine a bike with say 10' diameter wheels, it would be very hard to keep upright when standing still.

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