I'm new to this site and am really enjoying the posts, learning lots! I'm relatively new to "serious" biking and have had my first mis-hap. Has anyone heard of problems of loose handle bars, then having them drop or move sideways? This happened to me a few days ago - I bought a good bike from a reputable dealer. I'm hesitant to mention the name in case it is some flukey thing, but when I called the shop, the manager was suggesting that this isn't the first time with this brand. So, I'm trying to gather information - and yes, I'm dealing with the shop.
By the way, this happened 45 minutes into the first ride I had on this bike, took quite a tumble, got banged up - not pretty. Any info (including links to consumer watchdog type sites for this) would be greatly appreciated.