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    handlebars turning to the left.

    Hey guys I dont know if this is a normal thing or not. I clipped a tree with my left handlebar grip...wasnt going fast...probably about 7 or 8mph and I dismounted the second before impact so it wasnt like a big thing...but afterwards after the ride I was inspecting my bike for damage...when I pick the front end up sometimes it slowly turns to the left by itself. I got a light attachment, poplock remote, and avid bb5 disc brake all on that same side...so that could be the reason...I dont know. Is that a normal thing?
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    can you validify it was "turning" left before your impact?
    Why is going slower harder?

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    Um... well.... If you have ever picked up a bike befor you will notice that the bar will turn to the left or right. It will never stay centered unles it is at a negative angle, on a stand for instance.

    The headset is like a fulcrum on a teter toter. When it is unbalenced it will fall or turn.

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    i picked it up once before the accident adn it didnt turn...but then again...it doenst turn every time when I pick it up now...so like leo said, the tetor totor thing makes sense...thanks guys
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quick_Torch C5 View Post
    can you validify it was "turning" left before your impact?
    Validify?
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    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    no problem. glade that it was understandable, it took me awile to figure how to explain it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    Validify?
    Caught me as queer too.

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    You need to take it back to your LBS and have them do an alignment. After a wreck or hitting a large bump, the front end can be knocked out of line. An alignment should fix the problem.

    "Get the Midas touch".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stacey View Post
    Caught me as queer too.
    I've heard of "validate". And "solidify". But never "validify".
    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkyard View Post
    I've heard of "validate". And "solidify". But never "validify".
    i an topletely validify that sentment.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    is an "alignment" a quick and simple procedure? basically one they could do while I wait?
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway View Post
    is an "alignment" a quick and simple procedure? basically one they could do while I wait?
    Your chain has just been yanked

    I would check to see if the stem is still aligned with the wheel. Often times they will get knocked crooked during crashes. If it doesn't line up with the wheel, loosen the stem and pull it back in place. Make sure you tighten the stem afterwards
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyccommute View Post
    Your chain has just been yanked
    The problem is his front end. What would his chain being yanked have to do with it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chelboed View Post
    You need to take it back to your LBS and have them do an alignment. After a wreck or hitting a large bump, the front end can be knocked out of line. An alignment should fix the problem.

    "Get the Midas touch".
    That's pretty good advice right there.....yeah
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway View Post
    ...when I pick the front end up sometimes it slowly turns to the left by itself.
    Get away from that bike, it is possesed!



    Just yanking your chain again.

    You are on the east side of the Mississippi......magnetic gravitational pull causes this.
    Don't you know anything about Geography and how compasses know where true North is.
    I'm not totally useless....I can be used as a BAD example.

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    down with OCP

    yeah you know me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbiker66 View Post
    i an topletely validify that sentment.
    Yeah, that how we doinit doown south!
    Why is going slower harder?

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    Is they any valadificationisms?

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    jesus, i have been run amock...
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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