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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 10-21-05, 07:27 PM   #1
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b123 width

so im confortable with my 42 cm horns.

i want to buy some nitto drops....will i be uncomfortable with a smaller width...like 36 or 38.. do you fellas feel comfortable with drops of a smaller than typical width?

what do you think?

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Old 10-21-05, 07:30 PM   #2
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i likes 'em, so much in fact, that i'm moving from 38's to 36's.
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Old 10-21-05, 07:43 PM   #3
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I love my 36's.
And I'm 6'1" and have fairly wide shoulders/upper body.
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Old 10-21-05, 08:03 PM   #4
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I dig my 38s. I don't think i'd go smaller that that for riding around traffice here in downtown chicago - that could get a little hairy. I like narrow bars - it just feels better on the Velo. I like my arms bowed out a little bit, not stretched out. It just feels more natural.

Besides, narrow bars look ****ing sexy.
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Old 10-21-05, 08:07 PM   #5
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Here, what's this say? It's from the Keirin racer's handbook. Look at the drawings if you can't read Japanese (I can't).
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Old 10-21-05, 08:08 PM   #6
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I use 40cm.
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That article says to choose a bar that is no wider than the width of your shoulders.
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Old 10-22-05, 01:43 AM   #8
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When purchasing my bars I measured from the middle of the front of my shoulders. 40cm exactly.
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I picked up 36s. I;m 6' and have reasonably broad shoulders (though breaking my collarbone may have made them a little narrower haha). It was a matter of getting used to them as i switched from road drops. Now I don't even think about it. The only uncomfortable thing about the bars is riding the millions of unpaved streets around here **** the streets dept-at least they can't tow my vehicle
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