I'm stumped, and I'm hoping someone out there can help. This week while riding the bike to work I noticed when going slow and making turns that it seems harder to turn the handle bars. I would start to turn the bars, then it would get harder, almost like something was grabbing the front tire. Then it would ease up. But the next corner it would do it again. Very weird, it's hard to describe.
I stopped and check my tire. It was low on air. Obviously I thought that was the problem. I filled up the tire and rode on. However, it's still doing it. I keep thinking "is this only in my mind", but it can't be. I'm crazy but not that crazy.
My mind goes to two things. Either I've warped the front tire somehow and now it is handling strange, or I've done something to the steering. I rode some rather rough stuff a few weeks ago, but I didn't notice any issues until a few days ago.
I'm at a loss. How often are the steering bearing supposed to be checked or lubed? I've only got 3100 miles on the green beast, so I can't imagine I've worn something out. To my very untrained eye the tire looks okay, still plenty of tread.
I don't want to have to take it to the dealer, but I'm afraid that might be my next stop. I'm just not sure what in the world I should be looking for.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.