Setting up drop bars - article comments


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Setting up drop bars
  1. BillyNYC
    13/08/2016 at 01:38
    Ty so much this! It helped a bunch!!
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      14/08/2016 at 00:15
      Glad to hear it. You’re welcome. 🙂
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    02/02/2019 at 18:38
    When adjusting just the handlebar angle, i don’t have to undo the bar tape right? Coz the angle lof my handlebar is a bit up, and i’d like to make it neutral.
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      02/02/2019 at 18:43
      No need to touch the bar tape, unless moving the shifters/brake levers up, or down. However, any significant change of bar angle might also call for lever re-positioning.
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    03/02/2019 at 09:06
    Looking at the lever angle, it is actually perfectly positioned with the bar if they were in a neutral position. So i think i can move the bar without repositioning the lever.I’ll give it a try. Thanks for the reply.
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    03/02/2019 at 09:08
    Sounds good. 🙂
    With the risk of stating the obvious, just in case: even in the “worst case scenario” – you don’t have to unwind all the tape – just from the top, to the levers (or including one turn just below them if moving them downwards).
21/10/2020 at 12:12
Hi guys, good explaination about setting handlebars, I’d like to know your opinion about my set up, can I share with you a photo of my bike with new handlebar? How can I send you a photo?
I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon
London Lad
12/03/2021 at 22:31
Relja, great help- your page come on top of Google search 😉
I am trying to resolve my “small hands problem” for shop bought, (despite promised no time spent on) “fitted” bike. I just cant reach brakes and will start working from your list.
Also…amazing suprise to see your name and go to your main page, than seeng Djava and remembering my silver Rog bike driven down Futoška many moons ago.
Greetings from London, UK
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