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Bike leans slightly to the left

richard36richard36 Posts: 346
I've noticed when riding that my bike leans slightly to the left. I say this because when I look down at my front wheel I can see some of the right hand rim at the bottom. Does anyone know why this happens and is it something I should be trying to correct?

Thanks

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  • imposter2.0imposter2.0 Posts: 11,001
    If it leant to the left, you would be constantly correcting a desire for the bike to turn left. Does this happen?
  • slowmartslowmart Posts: 3,981
    Just because you can see the right rim doesn't mean your bike is leaning one way or another. It could mean your seated on the pi55?

    Bike's are stable, its rider input that is the issue usually or aspects such as road camber...

    Or was your bike owned by Ed Milliband?
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  • mamba80mamba80 Posts: 5,086
    Just because you can see the right rim doesn't mean your bike is leaning one way or another. It could mean your seated on the pi55?

    Bike's are stable, its rider input that is the issue usually or aspects such as road camber...

    Or was your bike owned by Ed Milliband?

    Stem not in line with the front wheel ?
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,938
    Felt I had the same problem too.

    A set of rollers, after a couple of falls, sorted it out.
  • sungodsungod Posts: 12,804
    wheel not fully seated in dropouts?
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  • rafletcherrafletcher Posts: 1,158
    It's an optical illusion - to do with which is your dominant eye - really.
  • drlodgedrlodge Posts: 4,824
    It's an optical illusion - to do with which is your dominant eye - really.

    I was thinking this - I have the same illusion on all my bikes, so it has to be me!
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  • I've noticed when riding that my bike leans slightly to the left. I say this because when I look down at my front wheel I can see some of the right hand rim at the bottom. Does anyone know why this happens and is it something I should be trying to correct?

    Thanks

    Bikes are made by machine, probably less than 1/100ths of mm differences between one frame and the next. Humans are natural and not symmetrical. I would say maybe you lean to the left so the bike follows...
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,026
    as mentioned.. get on some rollers...kill or cure for leaning.
  • gethincerigethinceri Posts: 1,086
    It's an optical illusion - to do with which is your dominant eye - really.
    This.
  • me-109me-109 Posts: 1,320
    Have you tried 'dressing to the right'?
  • Dork KnightDork Knight Posts: 405
    This is just based on personal findings but I have something similar happen, I find that when cycling in a straight line the top tube can be close and sometimes rubbing the inside of one of my knees as well as the feeling/look of the bike being tilted.

    This was more severe and noticeable for me when I had dislocated discs in the lower back, this will also make me grip the handlebars at slightly different locations due to reach/flexibility issues.

    I've found that gripping and pulling on the handlebars at certain points, imagining not being able to extend one arm as far as the other, gives the bike that tilting feeling due to the position/weight your body is shifting to so that it can accommodate such a position.... basically not sitting or being able to sit correctly at times causes the odd positions.
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