Hey- This could be a real stupid question, but..
When I was sizing cables for my MTB, I noticed that I was supposed to turn the handlebars as far as they would go in one direction to get a correct housing size. The book made a point of saying this should be just under 180 degrees. My problem is that my bars dont turn that far. At just over 140 degrees, the brake levers hit the top tube. My question is: Is this just something that is characteristic of the bike because of the top tube/riser bar? I double-checked the recommended 45 degree brake lever angle and it is correct. They are XTR levers on a 1" riser bar, not sure of the rise or length of the stem, but it is long. The bike has a sloping top tube. Do you think there is something wrong in my setup causing this or am I just clueless and this happens to lots of bikes? I checked a few other old MTB's around the house and they don't have this problem.
THANKS for the help!!