Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
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1) Welcome to the forum.
2) Do consult Sheldon's website for a remarkably comprehensive education on bicycles.
3) If you are using standard "drop" type road handlebars, the easiest initial position for you may be with your hands atop the brake levers. You may also want to start with a short-reach handlebar stem, switching back to the original longer one as you get more confident and comfortable with the bent-forward position.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069