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A bike adjustment that no one ever seems to mention

Old 07-17-05, 07:51 AM
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A bike adjustment that no one ever seems to mention

Brake levers.

I slid them up about 1 cm and it made a huge difference in comfort. Before, I never could get comfortable on the hoods unless I had rotated my handlebars so far back that it made the drops almost useless.

Now the bottoms of my bars are almost level and the hoods are comfortable without gloves.

The reach from the hoods to brakes levers is a little further. But I solved that by loosening the brakes a little so that I can ride with them slightly depressed without rubbing my rims, but still stop the bike.

It's also a little harder for to reach my Sora shifters from the drops, but I have freakishly long thumbs so it's still possible.
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THey even make handlebars called "Flat tops" that let you mount brifters higher. Drops are more shallow to compensate. Bontrager makes them.
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