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Old 11-12-19, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by macbobster View Post
That handlebar setup is not for everybody, but it has given new life to my cycling. I still have some forward lean (I don't do bolt upright) and I move forward to the hooks for climbing, gettin' aero and just diffrent positions. At my age drop bars are just a big pain in the everywhere, LOL.
I just fell in love with dropbars again after about a 30 year break (I'm 58). I may be giving my last flatbar bike to my son, but I'm sort of feeling an "end of an era" nostalgia about it.

My longest one day ride was 168 miles, and I did it on my FX 3, which I think gives a similar forward lean. Also use the platform pedals like you do, even on my dropbar road bikes.

I think keeping the stuff on while doing a century will make a pretty cool fashion statement. That bike looks great that way.
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