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Bike going right when not holding the handlebars.

Old 06-02-15, 01:42 PM
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Bike going right when not holding the handlebars.

Hi,

The bike I have (old bike fixed gear) is turning on right when I don't hold the handlebars. I can feel the handlebar pushing my right hand when riding. There is some how a couple along the fork... I wonder what is causing this. Misaligned steel fork?
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Old 06-02-15, 01:47 PM
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fork could be bent from crash or something
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Old 06-02-15, 01:59 PM
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No you may have a bent fork, or a bent or misaligned front wheel. Take it to a shop and have them put it up on a wheel-true.
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Old 06-02-15, 02:08 PM
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the bike is conservative?
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the bike is conservative?
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May be a problem with your core or balance as well.
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Old 06-02-15, 03:32 PM
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Rumor from inside the Beltway is John Kerry's bike pulled to the left and caused his crash.
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Could also be the bearing in the headset. my friends old c-dale started pulling and when we put it on the stand we felt it sticking when it was just off center and realized either the races were grooved or the BBs were ovalized. Once replaced, it didn't do it anymore.
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Check the alignment of the rear triangle.
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Bent frame, bent fork, or wheel/s not centered in the dropouts.
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Old 06-03-15, 07:37 PM
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+1 on wheels not centered in the dropouts, front and rear
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When I put the front wheel on the fork, I have to enlarge the distance between the arms to fit the wheel. I changed the front wheel and same issue.
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Old 06-04-15, 08:58 PM
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Bent frame, bent fork, or wheel/s not centered in the dropouts.
Agreed...Take the bike to a bike shop and ask them to check the frame and fork alignment. Be willing to pay something for it to be done. It's worth it.
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