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    Single speed death trap. HELP! Why is my bike posessed?? Newbie question Track geo

    I just finished putting this together. Yeah I know, it is probably not a Cinelli. This thing has tried to kill me three times already! Good news: It rides like the wind and has incredible response when I jump on it. This thing flies! Bad news: I can't control this thing. It doesn't steer well- what I mean is, I feel like I am going to dump it when I try to manouver this thing at speed. Not insane speed, but good spirited riding. I can't make turns without slowing WAY down. Had to go off the road yesterday doing a a gentle curve at about 15 mph. Is there something wrong with the frame geometry on this thing? Can you tell from the pictures anything fundamentally wrong with this bike?? Thanks, folks. --Andy

    Sorry.... I can't figure out how to add the photos. I'll try again later.
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    Define what you mean by "...going to dump it when try to manouver this thing at speed"? Can you be a little more specific?

    Also try tinypic.com to upload your photos.

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    lean more?

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    wtf?!

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    practice...?

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    your tires are flat

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    tweels...?

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    Are you missing a limb?

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    This is normal, you'll get used to it.
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    Is your headset on your bike proper????

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    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
    http://sanfrancisco.ibtimes.com/arti...ger-photos.htm

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    I'm picturing risers cut down to six inches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    I'm picturing risers cut down to six inches...
    I was thinking this
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    I'm going to be spending an exorbitant amount of money on electronics for this bike.

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    Headset too tight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Headset too tight?
    Yup. That's what I'm thinking.

    A ball-bearing headset that's too tight will cause the handling to be very erratic. It will feel like you are riding on a half-inflated front tire.

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    Maybe his stem is loose and just spinning around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisJauntyGent View Post
    Maybe his stem is loose and just spinning around!
    Wouldn't a loose be misaligned with the front fork and wheel?
    I mean, a loose stem would be easily be spotted when someone is eyeing down on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Wouldn't a loose be misaligned with the front fork and wheel?
    I mean, a loose stem would be easily be spotted when someone is eyeing down on it.
    I didn't think it was plausible, really... I just think it's hilarious to imagine riding a bike with a spinning stem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThisJauntyGent View Post
    I didn't think it was plausible, really... I just think it's hilarious to imagine riding a bike with a spinning stem.
    Perfect for bar spins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    Perfect for bar spins.
    You mean stem spinszzz

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