Wayne Davidson wrote:
> Hi all, I would think that sitting on your steed 10mm lower,
> might help with a more stable ride coming from a lower centre
> of gravity.
Depends on what you mean by stability I guess, but most people find the tallest bikes, like ordinaries or "tall bikes" (off topic, http://tallbike.net/) to be the MOST stable, and the lowest (recumbents) the LEAST so. Same reason as why balancing a broomstick on end is so much easier than balancing a pencil. The higher up you are, the slower you tip over.
I believe there are advantages to a low center of gravity, but directional stability isn't one.
Clearly, regular classic racing bikes can be stable enough for most people's taste; at least everyone will agree that too much stability is a bad thing -right? There's no reason to raise a bike up any more than is needed to prevent pedal strike when turning.
Seattle WA USA