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Old 08-24-03, 11:46 AM
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Hills can be a problem on a bent as you can't use body weight to increase the torque. You learn very early to downshift when coming to any stop. The wobble factor is always greater with bent, but several hundred miles of riding will reduce it to near DF range, except when starting up hills! It is a good idea to use BMX type platform pedals for 3-400miles until bike handling becomes natural and then shift to clipless. BMX pedals are cheap. One other thing about Rans type bikes (not particular to Rans but any with the "chipmunk steering position") is that the harder you grip the bar the more the bike wobbles. A very lite touch is all that is needed. Keep those fingers loose. Steve
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