Slipping on corners

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Portnoy
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Slipping on corners

Postby Portnoy » Tue Jun 26, 2007 09:02 am

I don't know what's going on but when I'm turning round bends I'm feeling something shift beneath me on my back wheel. It feels like the wheel is moving but I've checked it and it seems to be really bolted on.

I'm paranoid that something bad is happening. It's a new bike so it shouldn't be.

Any ideas?

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Postby hazeii » Tue Jun 26, 2007 09:54 am

Is it a sharp feeling, or more of a 'squidge'? If it's a sharp feeling, check the QR (if present) is done up nice and tight, and try grabbing the top of the wheel and pull it side to side (to check the wheel bearings/axle fixings). If it's more of a squirming sensation, check the tyre pressures.

Edit: and just in case - check the saddle's not loose!

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Postby Graham G » Tue Jun 26, 2007 12:17 pm

I've had this with tyre pressure - conti gatorskins at 30psi (although you couldn't tell they were this low by looking!) had me bricking it on the one roundabout.

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Postby bonk man » Tue Jun 26, 2007 21:24 pm

My mate had this problem.....when we looked we found the frame was broken[B)][:(!][;)]

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Postby Portnoy » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:21 am

Well i pumped up the tyres and it seems to have stopped. But I was slightly paranoid that it could have been something like the frame about to snap in two.

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Postby peejay78 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:29 am

could be a combination of the PSI and the newish experience of pedalling round the corners, changes the feel. i think i get is some times.

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Postby Portnoy » Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:20 pm

yeah, well i don't remember experiencing the same thing on any of my other bikes...this is my first fixed.

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Postby hazeii » Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:29 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Portnoy</i>

yeah, well i don't remember experiencing the same thing on any of my other bikes...this is my first fixed.
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If you are new to fixed, could it be simply the chain going in and out of tension? You will feel a slight 'thump' when you transition from powering the pedals to the pedals powering you, as the slack in the chain is taken up.

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Postby plusgourmande » Wed Jun 27, 2007 12:46 pm

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"><i>Originally posted by Portnoy</i>

yeah, well i don't remember experiencing the same thing on any of my other bikes...this is my first fixed.
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i thought you had a langster?

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Postby Portnoy » Wed Jun 27, 2007 16:48 pm

I think you must be confusing me with someone else. I've got a condor tempo...had it for about 4 weeks. I'm really enjoying using it.

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Postby Greenbank » Wed Jun 27, 2007 20:23 pm

A Tempo you say, I've got a photo of mine somewhere...*cough*

Seriously though, I had exactly the same problems today (the wet roads didn't help). Not on the Tempo but on my Audax bike. Rear tyre was quite soft after the weekends 200 and I hadn't checked it before using it for the commute.

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