Burngate wrote: ↑
Sun May 12, 2019 8:32 am
As I was writing that, I knew it was wrong, but it looked good!
Also, riding with your eyes closed isn't recommended - it hurts the head, damages the car, and bends the front forks.
After that last, steering should be impossible, because the contact point is no longer in line with the steering mechanism, but it isn't - and I haven't worked out why not.
Totally off-topic, as you say.
It never was inline, there is a rake built in.
This is to the front (normally).
You've just altered that a bit.
There is also head angle, length of forks and wheel radius that determine how wobbly the wheel is with that rake.
To counter that at the steering end, the stem length and bar width/position of holding determine how twitchy or stable that movent is.
Couple that with center of gravity and you find out why different people like different bikes.
Anyway a slower speed you steer more with the bars that at the higher speed
None handed is quite easy to balance the bike as pretty slow speed but more difficult to turn, at faster speed is easier. Even over bumps.
BUT if the tyre is not behaving well, it might have an odd or every pointy contact patch or the forks (too long)/headset are not quite right and your weight distribution is wrong, none handed can just not work well, it unstable.
Quite often it's just the tyre and it flops around too easily.
Now having forks back to front, you'll find the bike is still quite ridable.
Ask all the people who buy ASDA bikes or other supermarket bikes and don't realise