Ok, I have a question about hand positions.
My old ten speed bikes that I had in high school (Schwinn Varsity and Schwinn World) had drop bars with those brake extension levers that hook to the brakes so you can brake from the tops of the bars. My current bike (25 years later) is a mountain bike with flat bars. The difference is that my hands are at the end of the bars now instead of in front of my body near the stem. I remember that old hand position as much more comfortable although not as stabile. This wider position on the flat bars I have now fatigues my shoulders after awhile.
Was the old position better?
Or am I remembering this wrong?
Will cyclocross type drop bars with intermediate brake levers put my hands back near the stem?
Matty in Brooklyn