Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Newark, CA. San Francisco Bay Area
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Now I Know What "Twitchy" Means
In spite of my knee, I wanted to get out on my Lightning Phantom. I had to lean against a fence to start out, but once going I kept going. At first I was all over the road, which is why I was riding around the subdivision. The handlebars "twitch" all over the place while going down the road. I was going left and right, trying to stay on one side of an imaginary center. I think a lot of this is balance, and some from pedaling. I had ordered the pedal extenders to help cut down on the chance of my foot hitting the front tire on turns, but they put my feet too far out, so those are coming off.
The good news was that there were a few moments when I was going straight and just gliding along, so I think it's a matter of getting used to the bike. The handlebars did seem a bit close to me, so I might be contacting Lightning later about a set that doesn't have a bend that brings them up so close.
My ride was only a couple of miles, but it showed that that this will be a great ride after getting used to the SWB 'bent.