My steering damper arrived yesterday but I was caught up in meetings so didn’t manage to fit it.
Anyway it is now fitted and it was just as quick and easy to fit as Hans of LarryvsHarry promised.
So now I need to find somewhere bumpy and somewhere high speed to try it out.
For the former the cyclepath alongside the Melton Road and then between the Space Centre and Abbey Park will do.
For the high speed I’ll come home via Birstall and the A6/A46 junction. The cyclepath alongside the A46 (which fails to meet any responsible standard for a cyclepath – too narrow for a Dutch single direction but it is in fact two direction, plus a lack of separation from high speed cars and HGV’s) is a good speed test, downhill and covered with grit.
Anyway, this is what it looks like fitted:
My ride was 14 miles, maximum speed was 27.5 and the damper was unobtrusive. The Bullitt did feel more comfortable on the high speed downhill, I would have been quite happy going faster. On the rough cycle path sections the problem is not being ejected from the saddle rather than anything else.