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Old 02-03-12, 12:18 PM   #1
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Aerobars for De Quervains Tendinitis ?

Hi all I have Tendinitis in both my wrists.
Therefore i cannot put hardly any weight on my hands/wrists
At the moment my commuter bike has the Ergon grips angled at about 45" degrees so that the back of my hands are forced to be inline with my forearms to prevent the pain and swelling also my handlebars are 7 inches above the saddle
This is not a very aero position to say the least. commuting to work 18 miles round trip average speed is 10 mph (slow)
Im thinking about buying these http://www.amazon.com/ASCENT-Ascent-.../dp/B0057FNEZQ
and mounting the brakes and shifters on them similar to how a tadpole trikes are mounted

any thoughts idea"s problems with doing this?
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You may need to reposition your saddle to get the best from aerobars. Think of your saddle position as being rotated about the bottom bracket. As you rotate forward you put more weight on your arms, less if you rotate backwards. People use aerobars for comfort as well as aerodynamic efficiency. The touring use of aerobars has the saddle and bars roughly level. You can use aerobars with flat MTB bars and controls and you may be able rig the aerobars with additional brake levers.
For your long commute with special wrist issues you should consider a recumbent.
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[QUOTE=MichaelW;13804809]. You can use aerobars with flat MTB bars and controls and you may be able rig the aerobars with additional brake levers.
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That is just about what I have been thinking to do.I have an old hardtail mtn bike
that I cant ride anymore that would make a good trial and error platform
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For your long commute with special wrist issues you should consider a recumbent.

http://www.sunbicycles.com/product_d...&cl1=RECUMBENT
I had one of these for about two weeks it rode great and I didnt have any of the usual
problems that some complain about such as starting uphill or real slow on hills but I didnt like the slow speed handling maybe a different style recumbent would have been better ?
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My commuting rig, I set up a non standard Aero bar kit with the bars
high and close.

tall, short extension stem. .. it worked OK.. it was a long rural river bottom route..

I added a Zzipper fairing, the 'Thriller' version.. , which made the cool air
go around it .. rather than thru my clothing, so I didn't have to dress so warm.

the bars were a swap from a buddy , after he got a Campag brifter set,
and these . older 'Profile for Speed' .. a single tube bent to be both bullhorns
[ with reverse levers in the ends]
and the aero bars , with 2 downtube shift levers on the front position.

sorted out a hinged arrangement for the forearm pads to bring them out enough
as I didnt care for the elbows in position.

having all the controls only on the aero bars is not a good idea.

you need the wider grip for control stability cornering and descending.

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