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    Dialing in the fit

    What a difference 3/4" makes. I replaced the drop bars on my LHT with Titec H bars, got a longer stem and flipped it over trying to get the right back angle as I had before with the drop bars. Finally occurred to me I should stack the spacers above the stem to drop it another 15mm or so. Ahhhh perfect.

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    I suspect you are preaching to the converted here, in my experience, most people I know dont bother with changing stuff and just live with it.
    Live with it can also unfortunately usually mean the old "oh biking makes my neck hurt, or my wrists; drop bars are for racers and arent comfortable; oh I should bike more but its soooo uncomfortable" etc etc

    glad you (re) found your personal nirvana.

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    Is that all it took to dial in the fit? Lucky you. I fiddled with a DF for several years before getting it 'dialed in.' But I was never meant to be on an upright anyway. Did nothing to dial in the bent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclebum View Post
    Is that all it took to dial in the fit? Lucky you. I fiddled with a DF for several years before getting it 'dialed in.' But I was never meant to be on an upright anyway. Did nothing to dial in the bent.
    The embarrassing part is that I know where I like my hands to be, the reach and back angle. For six months I've kept saying "it's these bars, get used to it". I guess riding the Felt/LLBean Cafe 8 or one 20mile ride then coming home to my regular bikes made the lightbulb go off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djb View Post
    I suspect you are preaching to the converted here, in my experience, most people I know dont bother with changing stuff and just live with it.
    Live with it can also unfortunately usually mean the old "oh biking makes my neck hurt, or my wrists; drop bars are for racers and arent comfortable; oh I should bike more but its soooo uncomfortable" etc etc

    glad you (re) found your personal nirvana.


    I know this sounds silly but this actually makes me happy.

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    For my 66th birthday my son gave me a professional bike fit. I thought I knew what I was doing but this was probably the best gift an old cyclist could receive. Wow, what a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    I know this sounds silly but this actually makes me happy.
    Well, I've certainly done it in the past, I figure when we are younger we are more flexible and such, and or as we get older one thinks more about aspects that can improve comfort or efficiency-although I guess in all things when one does a lot of anything, you end up looking at the details that make differences.

    Throw in the "been there done that" factor too....

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