Sorry, nothing about confidence, it's all to do with geometry.Paulatic wrote:Can you ride no hands? I ask because I think that’s another confidence issue.
I can ride "no hands" easily, but it depends on the bike.
Mercian is difficult, Moulton almost impossible, Barbarella (Mrs Mick F's bike) is easy.
Daughter2's bike - Marjorie Dawes is easy peasy.
My old Hercules I could ride "no hands" all day, and even start and stop "no hands".
Best trial, is to ride rollers.
Have you ever ridden on rollers?
It takes some practice, but some bikes are easy, and some are difficult.
Eddy Merckx has been seen riding "no hands" on rollers. I can do that, but not on Mercian, but I can just about do it on Barbarella.
Geometry ........ not confidence.