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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:33 pm 
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I like that a lot - like the idea of turning the bars upside down too. How do you get on with those bars like that?


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Still think it needs decals on it Will :wink:


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Finally back on the road today, after the FRM spider/Specialities chain ring failure:

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I remembered I had some Topline cranks (in their original box!) that I had initially bought for the Karakoram, so I got a Stronglight chain ring for them and the bike can return to being my main ride:

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By deviating slightly from the optimum chainline I've been able to switch to a 42T chain ring, replacing the previous 38T, so hopefully I'll be able to break a few of my best times (or find my legs aren't up to using top gear).


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Rich34 wrote:
I like that a lot - like the idea of turning the bars upside down too. How do you get on with those bars like that?


Just seen I didn't ever answer that, I love the position created by the upside-down Marys, it's very similar to the hand and wrist position I got used to on my motorbikes when I was younger. The Phorm grips I've switched to help too, as they are specifically designed for swept back bars:

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Furtherest I've ridden in one stint on this bike was 88 miles and my hands and wrists both felt fine at the end.


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