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Can You Ride a Bike Without Holding the Handlebars?

The Big Question 2013/01/29 05:24:36
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  • Maleficent 2013/02/04 00:54:02
    No
    Maleficent
    i can only use one hand.
  • viola 2013/01/29 20:54:19 (edited)
    Yes
    viola
    very simple really
  • Dickens 2013/01/29 18:34:52
    Yes
    Dickens
    ..yes, I can, but I won't..
  • MJ 2013/01/29 16:44:00
    No
    MJ
    Not anymore.. I need some practice
  • frank 2013/01/29 16:43:45
    Yes
    frank
    I could back when I was able to ride a bike. I think a better question would be who can't ride without holding the handlebars?
  • xXScarlettXx 2013/01/29 16:10:53
    No
    xXScarlettXx
    I can't ride a Bike period!!~
  • John 2013/01/29 15:50:07
    Yes
    John
    +1
    Yes, I am very talented.
  • Yoshi Lennon 2013/01/29 14:46:46 (edited)
    Yes
    Yoshi Lennon
    +1
    The beatles are so adorable on bikes.. though i would tripped Macca. -_- beatles on bikes i hate that song that repeats "i can ride my bike with no handlebars no handlebars..."
  • KATniss 2013/01/29 13:48:05
    Yes
    KATniss
    yep ! ;p
  • Elaine Magliacane 2013/01/29 13:22:27
    Yes
    Elaine Magliacane
    A good well balance bike yes.
  • Jan 2013/01/29 12:13:59
    Yes
    Jan
    At least I could when I was riding too and from school many years ago.
  • Rhi-ot. 2013/01/29 11:43:33
    No
    Rhi-ot.
    When I was little I tried and ended up smashing into a tree.. never again :$
  • Empress 2013/01/29 11:38:16
    Yes
    Empress
    Ahhh...the joys of being an eight year old, it brings back good memories :)
  • BlackwinterG36C 2013/01/29 11:27:25
    No
    BlackwinterG36C
  • Wohuz 2013/01/29 10:28:04
    Yes
    Wohuz
    It's easy once you get the hang of it.
  • srini 2013/01/29 10:11:09
    Yes
    srini
    For about 30 seconds
  • Fenris 2013/01/29 10:10:49
    Yes
    Fenris
    For a short while maybe then I´m on the next flight into the ditch or over some fence!
  • Ayushee 2013/01/29 09:25:42
    Yes
    Ayushee
    I can,but not for too long.
  • Meljahun 2013/01/29 09:12:15
    Yes
    Meljahun
    But Not With My Bikes its just not a safe thing to do.
  • ~Here Comes The Sun~ 2013/01/29 08:33:54
    No
    ~Here Comes The Sun~
    Why. Would I wanna?
  • Jlmpatro 2013/01/29 08:24:53
    No
    Jlmpatro
    I can not walk this way !
  • Saga 2013/01/29 08:20:43
    No
    Saga
    I wouldn't imagine so. o_o I usually drag my feet along the ground when I go down the slightest hill, so I think that demonstrates I'm not likely to stay on for very long, should I attempt 'no hands'. :D
  • Alexandria 2013/01/29 07:43:02
    No
    Alexandria
    +3
    I can barely ride a bike WHILE holding the handlebars.

    bike fail gif
  • Nish 2013/01/29 07:41:14
    Yes
    Nish
    I did it often in my childhood :)
  • Casey 2013/01/29 07:28:31
    No
    Casey
    That's how I got 15 stitches in my leg. Well, that and I was going down an incredibly steep hill :P
  • THB306 2013/01/29 07:22:00
    No
    THB306
    I can't even ride a bike... :(
  • moonglum 2013/01/29 07:21:13
    Yes
    moonglum
    +1
    yes i can
  • Sayer Stewart 2013/01/29 06:56:45
    No
    Sayer Stewart
    I don't think that it's safe so I wouldn't do it. I've already been injured riding my bicycle before, and I don't want it to happen again.
  • SonofSp... Sayer S... 2013/01/29 07:22:50 (edited)
    SonofSpermcube
    +1
    It's safe if your bike has the right geometry for it. Rake (distance between the imaginary line right down the upper pipe on your front fork and the front axle) should be small, the angle of the front fork shouldn't be too low or too high, and it's easier with large wheels, and smooth, wide tires (as opposed to knobby mountain bike tires). Also, since you obviously can't use your brakes (even if you have foot brakes, those come on rather abruptly, and would make it hard to maintain control without using your hands) you should not do it on uneven terrain or anyplace where there is anything or anyone for you to hit.

    Basically, it's only for smooth roads with light traffic and no intersections, and if you've got the wrong kind of bike, you probably shouldn't do it even then.
  • Sid♥ 2013/01/29 06:31:15
  • SonofSpermcube 2013/01/29 06:29:31 (edited)
    Yes
    SonofSpermcube
    Generally yes, but my current front fork has too much rake to do it safely.
  • tgoose61 2013/01/29 06:22:37
    No
    tgoose61
    Hah, that's like saying you can dribble a basketball without handles, this kid sure doesn't have handles when it comes to basketball: http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

    (although I'm sure he can ride a bike without handle bars, he just seems like that kind of guy)
  • Whodini 2013/01/29 06:06:37
    Yes
    Whodini
    It was dead-easy to do back in my teens but mid-range bikes in the last 10 or so years have too little friction around the handlebars and the front fork.
  • SonofSp... Whodini 2013/01/29 07:25:13 (edited)
    SonofSpermcube
    It's the fork and frame geometry, not the amount of friction, and plenty of bikes had that issue 20 years ago.
  • Kitty 2013/01/29 06:05:12
    Yes
    Kitty
    I always rode it that way, including around corners. Fun - it's all in the balance.
  • Icon 2013/01/29 05:52:38
    Yes
    Icon
  • Beat Magnum True Hero 2013/01/29 05:50:08
    Yes
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    A simple exercise in the science of how spinning gyros work.
  • GirlyGirl™ 2013/01/29 05:29:41
    Yes
    GirlyGirl™
    +4
    Although I don't do it much...

  • Beat Ma... GirlyGirl™ 2013/01/29 05:52:58
    Beat Magnum True Hero
    +2
    This song played in my head the second I saw the question.
  • strawberry 2013/01/29 05:27:33
    Yes
    strawberry
    When I was much younger; though would not advise it. Should people drive cars with their hands off the steering wheel.?

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