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06-28-21, 06:47 PM
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Posted By VicBC_Biker

:thumb: I've only been here for a month or so...

:thumb:
I've only been here for a month or so but I'm starting to get the picture.
06-21-21, 05:17 PM
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Posted By VicBC_Biker

It's complicated! (As Gresp15C points out..) ...

It's complicated! (As Gresp15C points out..)
For instance...
I've read in many places that hands in the drops is the most stable and controlled position, but because I'm not in great cycling...
06-21-21, 04:00 PM
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Posted By VicBC_Biker

Thanks - very clear. ​​​​​​​I agree.

Thanks - very clear.
​​​​​​​I agree.
06-21-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

As I'm sometimes math-challenged, I went down to...

As I'm sometimes math-challenged, I went down to the shop and built a (full-scale) model.
...
06-21-21, 02:46 PM
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Posted By VicBC_Biker

For me, there is a huge difference between...

For me, there is a huge difference between personal experiences of people who respond in (good) online forums, and internet articles and videos which are primarily designed to generate clicks and ad...
06-21-21, 02:33 PM
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Posted By VicBC_Biker

Thanks, Rolla Here's a diagram from that...

Thanks, Rolla

Here's a diagram from that article:
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1275x781/steering_zones_89862217561743959ab17ecea95c6d0aea72b4f2.jpg
Notice the...
06-21-21, 01:54 PM
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Posted By VicBC_Biker

That's my impression as well - a shorter stem can...

That's my impression as well - a shorter stem can move weight off my hands and make the steering feel less 'solid'.


Yes. Bike geometry definitely makes a difference.
I don't have much...
06-21-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I didn't draw the diagram well...please see my...

I didn't draw the diagram well...please see my 2nd attempt.
Riding on a standard bar setup is like position 'A' - out front.
Riding on an absolutely 'zero-length' stem would be like position 'B' -...
06-21-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Yes, if it is on the internet, it must be correct.

Yes, if it is on the internet, it must be correct.
06-21-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

I should have drawn the sketch a bit better: ...

I should have drawn the sketch a bit better:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x407/mini_stem_diag_3_ca1ff7424b109d4339a119343ce6ded53d877c3f.jpeg

Hands in position 'A'...
06-21-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,526
Posted By VicBC_Biker

Please help me understand how stem length affects steering

I've been experimenting with differen stem lengths to try to find a good riding position on my bike.

Online, I read that shorter stems cause 'twitchy' (or even in one video 'terrifying') steering...
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