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Old 09-11-17, 10:13 PM   #76
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In 70's bike boom all the new bikes were drop-bar, a lot of folks simply rotated bars backward & moved brake levers up under (former) drops. We roadies would snicker but hey, it worked & upside-down drop bar probably gives a bit of shock-absorbency.
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Old 09-12-17, 07:00 AM   #77
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In 70's bike boom all the new bikes were drop-bar, a lot of folks simply rotated bars backward & moved brake levers up under (former) drops. We roadies would snicker but hey, it worked & upside-down drop bar probably gives a bit of shock-absorbency.
This is my 70's originally-a-ten-speed with the original drop-bars flipped & chopped. Great for riding around town.



But when I toured on that bike last year I switched to more upright porteur style handlebars.


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Old 09-14-17, 03:03 PM   #78
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I've done plenty of centuries on my uprights. I guess I could have done it faster in aero-position but I'd rather enjoy the scenery vs. the speed and staring at the ground.



To each his own
Nice work finding an odd unrealistic picture to further your false assumption that drop bars put you in an overly aggressive position.
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