Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: St. Paul, MN
Bikes: Cannondale CAAD9, Ritchey Breakaway Cross, Nashbar X-frame bike.
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Centurion stock handlebars
I'm not sure if I want to re-use these on the restoration I'm doing. However, all my experience with drop bars are newer or anatomic bars paired with STI. (I LOVE the FSA compact bend bars...best purchase I've made next to my Brooks!)
I can't help but notice on all the "classic" drop bars the downward angle on the ramps is quite severe...about 25 degrees down. How does one find a comfortable perch on these? That, and the stock brake levers don't look like a usable perch at all.
Forgive my C&V ignorance. I think I may just get some Nitto Noodles bars and pair them with Cane Creek brake levers.
Any words about those Sakae handlebars, and why they're like that or proper setup of them is appreciated before I make some different handlebar purchases.
Good night...and good luck