More Bike Changes ...

In my quest to tweak/tune my bike to be just right, I've gotten really close, except for one area. I have hands with an ulnar nerve very close to the surface. While I've stuck with regular drop bars for the variable hand positions (and the aesthetic), I've decided to try some experimentation.

First up, I tried a mustache bar.  I'd read/heard that you can get a lot of good positions and that they are comfortable.  Maybe for somebody.  For me, they sucked.  I tried and tweaked, but I simply could not find a place that my hands ever felt good.  So, I scrapped that and went back to drops.

But, I really needed a solution.  So, I ordered-up a nearly flat MTB bar, some brakes, and some Ergon grips.  The Ergon grips create a platform for your hands, as opposed to a round bar.  I put them on tonight and took some pics.  My bike is seriously in danger of looking commuter-bike-dork-hybrid, as opposed to sex-beast-monster-cross, but I need to get over it and get more comfortable.  Well, on the trial rides around the 'hood to get it dialed in, I was really comfortable!  The proof will be in my commute tomorrow, but the more upright position and the grips seem to really help.  And, the aero bars fit just fine (for the next tour). More to come!

 

From Flat Bar Road Bike

From Flat Bar Road Bike

From Flat Bar Road Bike

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