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Old 07-20-05, 05:30 PM   #1
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Profile aero bars and how to get lower...

There was a recent thread in which getting profile pads lower was a desire of someones. Well I have mine behind my basebar and at the same level but this tactic could be used if you wanted the pads directly on top too. I am going to post a bunch of pictures. And some directions.

First take the clamp that connects the extension to the handlebar and flip it upside down compared to normal.

Then connect the bar like you normally would, except it will now run underneath the handle bar.

After this use the pad connecting hardware, with longish bolts and spacers (if you want the bar behind the handlebar and flush with it like mine, less spacers are needed but watch out for your knees). If you want the pad right on top of the handle bar use enough spacers to get it there, then connect and attach the pad forward on the hardware.

The extensions can be cut to length by your local bike store including how high they rise and how long they are.
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Old 07-20-05, 05:31 PM   #2
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Oh and I know my pads are backwards, I like them the way they are.
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Old 07-20-05, 08:09 PM   #3
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Definatly an intersting way to set it up. Is your seat fairly level to the top tube? Or are you just some felxable freak??
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I ride with about 5-6 inches or 13-15 cms of drop. Not necessarily flexibility, more rotation of the hips over a steep seat angle (77 degrees with my saddle all the way up = 81 degrees). I'd like about 2 cms more drop, to get in the exact position I want, so if anyone wants trade a bike with a head tube under 12cms for a custom frame with a few scratches, I may be down especially if you have a P3 carbon, hehe.
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