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low speed handling adjustments

Old 06-17-09, 02:34 PM
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low speed handling adjustments

I just built a new polo bike. its a scott speedster frame and fork. I currently am running a 0 rise 100mm stem with drop bars that i was planning on chopping. But I keep falling when i try and turn sharply at low speeds. part of this is that I need to get used to the steer tube angle, but I was wondering if it could be fixed with a raised stem or handle bars? i did this to another bike i had before this one and while it seemed to turn a bit slower i stopped having the problem of oversteering (turning the wheel to 90 degrees causing me to fall hard on my hips). do higher bars help with low speed handling?
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Old 06-17-09, 03:55 PM
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A photo or 3 might help.
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Old 06-18-09, 02:03 PM
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my question is not really dependent on my set up. i just want to know if higher bars make low speed handling easier.
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Old 06-18-09, 03:50 PM
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Something needs to change... Possibly a change in the height, or reach is in order.

I have heard that if you are riding a well fit bike you should be able to ride with your hands hovering above the grips/hoods (or wherever you usually rest your hands) and feel well balanced. Are you able to do that with your current setup?

It could be an issue with either the handlebar or seat position, perhaps both.
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