Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Central Florida - USA
Bikes: 2012 Brompton S6R; 2003 Litespeed Firenze; 1994 Diamond BAck Axis TT
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For overall flat avoidance, top of the line rim tape helps.
For your specific case, shift the center of gravity towards the rear wheel to go over sidewalks or small bumps with the front wheel, change the center of gravity of the bike to the front wheel by leaning on top of handlebars to make rear wheel fly effortless over potholes (or anything else for that matter)
I actually when over a kitten once and because of this technique, the little creature rolled over and came after the bike playing as if nothing happened. I am not sure I would be sleeping at night if I just had gone straight over it.
Basically, what this guy is saying on 1:44:
You are not going for a literal bunny hop, but shifting your weight as proposed will do the trick.
Last edited by 14R; 03-19-11 at 01:15 AM.