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Re: [rootsradicals] Re: Albatross Bars on Big Dummy - Any issues?

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  • Devian Gilbert
    my 2 cents.... H-bars www.AsanaCycles.com
    Message 1 of 6 , Feb 9, 2010
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      my 2 cents....
      H-bars


      On Feb 9, 2010, at 4:04 PM, freedive_wi wrote:



      --- In rootsradicals@ yahoogroups. com, "michaelkoeppel" <slideshowmike@ ...> wrote:
      >
      > Sorry if this has been asked before. I just ordered a Big Dummy and am now planning out my mods. I'm planning on swapping out the stock handlebar for the swept back Nitto Albatross (I want a more upright riding position). 
      > 
      > Before buying the bar, I wanted to see if I'm going to run into any problems. I'm wondering if the bend in the Albatross bar makes for any setup problems. I'd like to use the existing brake levers and gear changers from the stock model. Will there be enough room on the Albatross bar to do so? 
      > 
      > Or will there not be enough slack in the brake or gear cables to reach the further back position on the Albatross bar? Or will I need to move to a shorter hand grip? I'm thinking of using the cork ones sold through Rivendell. 
      > 
      > I'd love to hear back from Dummy riders with installed Albatross bars to see how their changes went.
      > 
      > Thanks,
      > 
      > Mike
      >

      I used to have Albatross bars on my Xtra and they worked great. Now, I use H-bars and like them even better. No issues with either ones. 

      Jon


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