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    I'm trying to compensate for the bike being just a little too big for me. The stem is about as short as it can go. I almost never ride in the drops so that's not a concern.

    I might try raising the handlebars a little bit and also raising the drops a little bit and see where that gets me. Compact bars might help too, I've been meaning to look at that as well.

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    Going to see how this feels tomorrow

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    Need to get it dialed in soon so I can put new bar tape on

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    Oh my...
    First of all, the brake cable/casing is too short. More importantly, this configuration does not look safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ImaCynic View Post
    Oh my...
    First of all, the brake cable/casing is too short. More importantly, this configuration does not look safe.
    Why doesn't it look safe?

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    You need either a shorter stem, or different drop bars... Have you thought about bullhorns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lt. Dan View Post
    You need either a shorter stem, or different drop bars... Have you thought about bullhorns?
    I have thought about bullhorns and rejected them because they are ugly

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    From that second pic, it looks like you've tried so hard to move the grips closer that you've go them up so high that it's actually, with the curve angle of the bar, made the lever *further* away from the bars. I wear size XL gloves and I really think I'd have trouble reaching those comfortably.

    I assume you've got the seat moved forward as much as you can. Have you considered a seatpost with a different angle? Because if you're stretched out on the frame, I think that would be the better solution than trying to move the grips closer to you. Either that or get a shorter stem, as Lt. Dan suggested.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    I have thought about bullhorns and rejected them because they are ugly
    wut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    Need to get it dialed in soon so I can put new bar tape on

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    Maybe hold off on the bar tape until you’ve had a chance to test this positioning out unless you want to practice your wrapping skills. Also, bull horns can look pretty rad with the right bar tape and hipster facial hair. Good luck!

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