I put a new shallow drop/short reach bar on my bike. I left the stem where it was as I had a good pro fitting done which is super comfy. It was suggested I get the new bar so I didn't have to reach down to the drops so far.
Anyway, I pulled the brake levers off and I want to get them into a good position on the new bar. The old and new bars are so diff, I couldn't just take measurements and transfer. So to start adjusting with the new bar, I angled the drops ends to tilt to the seatstay's brake boss--I guess this is a classic thing to do? I sat on the bike and that position felt good in the drops--my wrists are straight, no weird bends. As for the brake hoods' height, is that the same rule--no weird wrist bends, just straight wrists but elbows slightly bent? I think the generic old school way was to make the levers even with the bottom part of the drop using a straightedge--is this applicable anymore? Thanks.