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Old 05-10-06, 12:28 AM   #1
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wrist pain?

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Have you ever experienced wrist pain from riding this kind of handlebar (don't know the english name of, dictionary not helpfull in that)?
I ask cause being musician I have to be carefull. I've never had this style of bike, and it doesnt really matter what size the frame is, it feels a bit ackward. It's a matter of getting used to I know after one or two rounds it'll pass.
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hmmm...I've never seen this kind of handlebar before.
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i meant hte roadbike handlebar
those curved thingies at tourdefrance and all roadbikes
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i meant hte roadbike handlebar
those curved thingies at tourdefrance and all roadbikes
I was just making a joke, since there wasn't any picture posted. So you are just talking about the generic handlebar on road bikes?
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yup. Just english not being my mother tounge I have no idea how its called officially. In hungarian its kosszarv kormány

Nowdays I'm riding the attached bike, well, I wouldn't call it a bike, it is simply practical, has two wheels

and the person behind it is me. So you can see my handlebar is verrry verrry different from the rb style.
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Old 05-10-06, 07:11 AM   #6
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They are called drop bars. If you have pain you can sometimes change your position to help, especially if you are putting too much weight on your hands. I like to double-wrap the bar tape.
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Your bars could be too low, or too far away. You shouldn't feel like your are falling onto your bars.
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