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I Wish I Could (not) Shimmy ...

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by Mock Turtle, Jul 9, 2020.

  1. Mock Turtle

    Mock Turtle Asinine, socialist-leaning, puerile filth
    Premium Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    The one I was born with; therefore being none.
    Like My Sister Kate:

    Bicycle speed wobbles: How they start and how to stop them

    Well I discovered that reducing the weight (front and rear panniers) cured my (serious) shimmy problem (whilst touring abroad), and I suspect it was caused initially by the head angle being too steep - after a repair - since on other bikes I have never had this issue, and noticed that most other bikes were quite easy to ride 'hands off', when it was quite difficult to do so on mine. Oh, and I had the same problem, but at rather higher speed on a motorbike I once owned, when a test ride on another (at a rather naughty speed) showed that a bike could be quite stable at even higher speeds. Stability - very comforting. :D

    Anyone else had this problem - with whatever?