To get the optimum position(for me) for the tops(especially because they're flat and fsa puts them at a stupid angle), the hoods, and the drops I would have to install the levers just above the textured attachment area on the handlebars.
Would doing this be a huge mistake?
I just don't want to buy new bars, I really like everything else about these bars but if I can't get them to fit me correctly then I'm sol. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
I did this cos I wanted my hoods more upwards. My bars were K-Wings which has a flat section before the hood clamp section. I am guessing the FSA SL-K is similar. I knew I might scratch it but I did not mind. I just made sure clamps were in the round section and not any part of the flat section.
The only downside I noticed is the transition from the flats to the hood is a bit abrupt. The next time I tape my bars I plan on putting in some gel inserts to make it feel more natural.