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    Anyone else super anal about handlebar adjustments?

    This is one part of bike maintenance that can take up hours of my time. I'll be sitting there, jostling the aero brakes to make sure that they're the same height/position and trying different angles of the handlebar before I'll be satisfied. I even take several looks to make sure that the handlebar is aligned as straight as possible with the wheel (even though I've realized that it's surprisingly natural to correct for even offsets of 15 degrees or more!).

    On another note, does anyone have tips on doing this more precisely?

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    It's just regular OCD. If it wasn't the handlebars it would be something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itsthewoo View Post
    On another note, does anyone have tips on doing this more precisely?
    Hang the bike on a hook by its front wheel. It's easier to see level than it is to see 90° to something.
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    I find it easier to adjust handlebar wheel alignment while riding. That would be very dangerous tho'. I always compare front hub with top of the bars while on the bike. Any other way and it ends up crooked.

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    Nope. Not handlebars. But I am super anal about seat adjustments. BIG TIME on seat adjustments.

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    I get it: "anal about seat adjustments".

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