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Old 04-04-16, 06:32 PM
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canklecat
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Could just be the bike design. My old Motobecane Mirage balanced easily for one-handed or even no-hands riding. My current Globe Carmel comfy/hybrid feels twitchy if I even think about no-hands riding.

Handlebar design strongly affects one-handed riding. Narrow drop bars are less twitchy, particularly when gripped along the top of the bar where the hand is nearer center. My Globe has a wide handlebar and any uneven pressure on one side immediately shifts balance and direction. It feels somewhat more stable when gripped slightly closer to center, although the brake and shifter position limit versatility. I may trim 1/2" to 1" from the ends to get the grips and controls closer to center. It'll also feel better on those narrow bike paths and bridges -- sometimes I worry about smacking oncoming riders with my handlebar end-mounted mirror.
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