Sunday, 6 July 2008

On the differences between bikes

I should have written this entry a couple of weeks ago but I haven't been in the writing mood. However, better late than never.

My two bikes have a lot in common by design. They have the same seats and wheels and are both of "ten-speed" type mold. However, beyond this, their specific layouts are actually quite different. Leonardo has a longer frame and wider handlebars than the Castafiore. Furthermore, in touring trim with low-rider bags and a handlebar bag, steering requires greater force and movement than on the Castafiore. The upshot of this is that after a week on Leonardo, I was wondering if there was something wrong with the steering on the Castafiore as it seemed loose and I was wobbling significantly!

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