Old 06-13-17, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by big john View Post
This anti drop bar stuff puzzles me. I'm 63, been riding drops for 30+years and so does everyone I know, including riders into their 80s.

I never heard anyone rail against drops until the stuff on this forum, and I'm a member of a club with 500 members.

As I've become older and fatter I've raised the bars but still want the multiple positions afforded by drops, especially when chasing people or when it's windy.
Alas, I fear I have cast my literary pearls before... er, um, people who don't get pearls.

What I was alluding to is the fact that some of us have suffered injuries that prevent us from riding comfortably in drops, that's all. I have nothing against them per se; in fact they usually look better than most other types of handlebar, and the aerodynamic advantage is well understood.

So now when I am riding slowly along, sitting up in the wind like a small parachute, I can take solace in the fact that I once knew what real speed is, and that discovery changed me forever.

Or something...

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