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    The Silver Hammer emayex's Avatar
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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?

    MAX

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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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    I love my 36's.
    And I'm 6'1" and have fairly wide shoulders/upper body.

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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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    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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    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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    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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