I put together a new tourer made out of an old but good 531 touring frame. I took it out for the first time yesterday on a 20 mile run, and the bike rides like a dream. the only trouble is there seems a lot of flex in the bars - they are the btterfly touring variety.
It's peculiar, as I didn;t notice it this badly on my old MTB with the same bars (which makes me think itmight be a combination of the bars an the 700 wheels?)
Anyway, I got to thinking, and was wondering if perhaps it might actually be a good thing. THey don;t flex unless I really haul on them, but if they are of the springy variety, won't they just be acting a bit like a shock, taking out the lumps and bumps from the road and saving my wrists?