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Old 06-25-23, 07:03 PM
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I had started working on my old Univega mountain bike before my feet got bad.different tires seat etc I put a set of Surly drop bars on it because I had them. I'm not a drop bar fan . So I ordered a set of Nitto Bosco bars. I have it rideable, but I need to make some adjustments and wrap the bars
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Old 06-26-23, 10:38 AM
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Looks good, that handlebar configuration looks really comfy. Do you stick with original pedals or go for something less conventional?
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Old 06-26-23, 12:16 PM
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My Schwinn (see signature) is probably of about the same vintage. I love old no-suspension mountain bikes, and I am a big fan of barcons and 4-finger brake levers.
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Old 06-26-23, 01:24 PM
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Just got back from a Short test ride this is a different bike. I plan on wrapping the silver handlebars with black Paracord. Right now I am running original pedals. I'm thinking about ordering a set of extra wide pedals from temu just to try. If I like them I will buy good pedals. They brake levers are the original ones. It's not fast but I didn't intend for it to be. I need to find the little round cap nut for the suntour bar end shifters
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I did something similar with my early 1990s Univega Via Carisma. Over the years due to worsening neck pain (old injuries) I switched from the original flat (well, sorta arced) bars to upright bars and finally to Nitto Albatross swept bars. I've had it set up like that since 2018. That frame is a 60cm, just a bit too large for me (I'm 5'11") and the swept bars reduce the reach so it's a more comfy upright riding position. I appreciate the slightly oversize frame in traffic -- sits up higher so I can see better.

I think I need to swap to a shorter stem as well. Currently it has a 110 or 120mm stem swiped from my old Centurion Ironman, after I installed a nicer Salsa stem. Somewhere around here I have an old generic 90mm stem that might ease my neck position a bit.

But the upright position also makes it tricky to get just the right saddle. I've swapped saddles around over the years and may go back to an old Selle San Marcos road bike saddle from the late 1990s-early 2000s. It's a typical narrow, long nose roadie saddle, which usually suits me fine. But unlike many road bike saddles, this one has an unusually flexible shell under the worn cover and thin padding, so it was quite comfy on an upright bike. I don't remember now why I took it off -- I think I may have borrowed that saddle for a road bike for awhile until I got something newer. Anyway, at the moment it has a thickly padded wider saddle that's superficially comfy for about an hour at most, then it gets annoying.
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I'm using an oval brand saddle. I have no clue where it came from, but it is comfortable took it out and rode 6.5 miles . It rides great. Wrapped the handlebars with gray Paracord today I like how it came out. I may look for a wider set up pedals
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