Bike ≠ Car ≠ Ped.
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Washington, DC
Bikes: Some bikes. Hell, they're all the same, ain't they?
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First thing is to learn how to manage your bike without letting the front end flop around so much.
Next idea is to wrap something protective around the top tube as mentioned earlier. It'll have to be thick enough to protect well, but if you let the bars really smack the tube, you should unwrap it and check for dents every once in a while anyway.
After that -- well, I've heard of a spring-loaded device that runs from the fork crown to the downtube. It's not supposed to interfere with normal steering movement, which itself is pretty miniscule anyway. Then, when the front wheel starts to flop too far to the side, the spring at least helps slow it down, or maybe even stop its movement before it hits the top tube.