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Old 12th July 2013, 08:06   #16
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Well, is it possible that improper filling of oil in the forks (say one fork has more oil than the other) could screw up the balance of the bike such way? I can't think of anything else but suspension right now, given that so many mechanics have looked at it.
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Well, is it possible that improper filling of oil in the forks (say one fork has more oil than the other) could screw up the balance of the bike such way? I can't think of anything else but suspension right now, given that so many mechanics have looked at it.
Did you get your down tube checked?
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Did you get your down tube checked?
I took my bike to a place that fixes and trues forks and frame bends. That guy said he's looked and finds the frame just alright. I asked him more than once and specifically asked "down tube ok?" to be sure. I'm not sure if one can actually tell by looking, but he's a guy with quite a reputation in this part of the city so I'm assuming he knows his stuff.

Is there a way I can check the down tube myself?
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I took my bike to a place that fixes and trues forks and frame bends. That guy said he's looked and finds the frame just alright. I asked him more than once and specifically asked "down tube ok?" to be sure. I'm not sure if one can actually tell by looking, but he's a guy with quite a reputation in this part of the city so I'm assuming he knows his stuff.

Is there a way I can check the down tube myself?
There is no way even an expert can make out a minor frame out unless he strips your bike's front end first.
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I had the wheel truing done for both wheels and the side wobble is gone.
What is wheel truing? Kindly elaborate.


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Will be getting the rear wheel aligned somewhere. I really don't have the inclination to DIY this job.
Is it possible to DIY?
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What is wheel truing? Kindly elaborate
Found an interesting link. A Good Read.

http://ftp.cyclingnews.com/tech/fix/?id=howfix_truing

Wheel truing in layman terms is tension the spokes on the rims.

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I have had a similar problem, both on my current and previous bike.

Bike hit a large pothole/ditch at speed, after which it started pulling to one side if the handlebar is released. Not noticeable during normal hands-on riding. I took it to a service center where they did some work on the fork but no improvement. The story was exactly the same both times with two different bikes from different manufacturers.

Seeing that the service centers have no clue about what is wrong, I have just decided to live with it. I would like to get it corrected, but don't want to spend money on random work without results.
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I have a similar problem with my bike. It slipped from my hands once, and fell in the parking lot. The handlebar or the fork seem to have got twisted.

If I release the handlebar when driving, the bike steers to the left. Long rides are a pain, because of the uneven force my arms have to exert.

The Honda service centre I go to says that the entire handle bar has to be replaced. They don't have a clue. Is there a specialist shop in Bangalore that deals with such issues?
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I had crashed my bike when it was fairly new and did not observe the tendency to turn slightly to the right until more than 10k km later. I observed it only when i was wondering whether my balancing skills were good enough to ride hands-free and a friend later confirmed it. My mech came up with an unorthodox method to deal with this, he changed the rear wheel nut which was towards the chain side and fixed it on the other side of the frame. He claimed that it was originally fixed in the wrong way but on observing different UCE bullets i think he is wrong. Anyway my bike now steers neutral and the issue is solved. It may be noted that shortly after this my front wheel bearing started making screeching noise and had to be replaced. I am not sure how the issue was fixed by changing a nut the other way round but the issue may have been caused due to a bend in the front forks (it was a minor accident and bike slided for a few metres only).
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