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Old 07-30-08, 12:11 AM
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Alignment...

For the past few weeks I have been feeling like my alignment is off, I have adjusted my handlebars to try and match up with my front tire many times but i still feel like its off. I am wondering if anyone knows a good way to determine if ones bike is aligned and ways to fix. If it matters i ride a 2008 Bianchi San Jose.
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More likely your bar is tweeked. try a new bar.
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Are you sure YOU are aligned? At one point I was certain that all three of my bikes were out of alignment. All of them "pulled" to the left when I took my hands off the bars. Then I realized that all three couldn't be out of alignment in the same way and took myself to the chiropractor.

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Are you riding with a single pannier? I've noticed that when I use a single pannier, the bike seems to handle a little funny at times...
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Are you sure YOU are aligned? At one point I was certain that all three of my bikes were out of alignment. All of them "pulled" to the left when I took my hands off the bars. Then I realized that all three couldn't be out of alignment in the same way and took myself to the chiropractor.

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interesting thought I will look into that.
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Are you riding with a single pannier? I've noticed that when I use a single pannier, the bike seems to handle a little funny at times...
no that i am not.
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Originally Posted by lapher22 View Post
More likely your bar is tweeked. try a new bar.
whats the tell tale sign of handlebars being tweeked?
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You can take them off the bike and place them on a known flat surface like a countertop then look for discrepancies between the two ends in relation to the flat surface and each other. Maybe try a couple different positions since I'm sure your bars aren't exactly straight and some curvature to them. I did this with some motorcycle handlebars I thought were slightly tweaked and it proved to be true!
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You can take them off the bike and place them on a known flat surface like a countertop then look for discrepancies between the two ends in relation to the flat surface and each other. Maybe try a couple different positions since I'm sure your bars aren't exactly straight and some curvature to them. I did this with some motorcycle handlebars I thought were slightly tweaked and it proved to be true!
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Alright cool I will give it a try.
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