Am I all wonky???

Snakey75
Snakey75 Posts: 7
edited June 2011 in Road beginners
I notice that when I ride my road bike and i look down at the front wheel, i generally see more of the left side of the wheel than the right.... its freaking me out so any ideas why this is happening would be appreciated.... Oh I do cycle in a straight line by the way :?

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  • cornerblock
    cornerblock Posts: 3,228
    No idea what may be happening, but an eye test might be a good idea. Oh, and welcome.
  • Snakey75
    Snakey75 Posts: 7
    ahhhh u know what, I have a lazy eye which requires me to wear glasses when I am tired.... I have never worn my glasses when I have cycled.... this maybe it..... cornerbloc I thank you my friend....ur a genius
  • cornerblock
    cornerblock Posts: 3,228
    :) Er, your welcome. Genius may be a bit strong, no sod it, of course I am!
  • geoff93
    geoff93 Posts: 190
    that or the stem and wheel are slightly out of alignment? Undo bolts on stem and straighten it.
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  • cornerblock
    cornerblock Posts: 3,228
    Geoff93 wrote:
    that or the stem and wheel are slightly out of alignment? Undo bolts on stem and straighten it.

    Oi I've sorted it. :lol:
  • Snakey75
    Snakey75 Posts: 7
    Geoff geoff geoff...... why did u go and spoil the simple answer.... for years I've been wondering when the petrol should run out and whether i need an MOT.... a stem? whats one of them? :lol: which leads onto a question... how does a 35 year old numpty become a bike mechanic (overnight please?)
  • mattward1979
    mattward1979 Posts: 692
    I have the same thing... But Ive ruled out a dominant eye by looking down with one eye closed... I am always off to the right slightly!!
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  • yes most probably your left or right is more dominant than the other...
  • pilot_pete
    pilot_pete Posts: 2,120
    Or your back/ hips may be out of alignment. Stand relaxed in front of a full length mirror and look closely for symmetry: check one shoulder isn't higher than the other, alignment of shoulders to hips etc.

    I found my back/ neck pain is due to differing leg lengths leading to twisted pelvis and 's' shaped bends in my spine. Chiropractor sorts me every few months.

    PP
  • neeb
    neeb Posts: 4,470
    I assume you are british and ride on the left side of the road? Might be the road camber. The road slopes down slightly to the left and you compensate ever so slightly by leaning the bike to the right.
  • mattward1979
    mattward1979 Posts: 692
    Interesting... Ill try riding my 30 on the wrong side of the road today to see if it fixes it!!

    8)

    But seriously, might be the answer!!
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