Let me add that for those of us with big hands the short drop bars make it hard to get comfortable in the hooks. I tend to use only deep bars. Anatomic bars might make sense but I just don't like the looks of them. I prefer 42 c-c width. Did the GB bars as used on the '74 Raleigh Pro even come that wide?
Pete Geurds Douglassville, PA
In a message dated 7/14/01 4:15:16 PM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> There are three considerations in choosing a bar beyond make and model. A
> few folks have discussed width, which is the most looked at measurement of
> set of bars. The two other points, which are often overlooked, are the
> and drop. We built a Waterford for a PT employee/retired lawyer/ rider who
> picked the equipment out for the bike. His choices were mainly based on
> price unfortunately. The bars that he chose was a pair of ITM that had
> the maximum reach and drop. At 63 Richard found out that his riding
> was being compromised. After looking at the whole picture I ordered him new
> bars with minimal reach and drop and he is now a happy camper.
> In the catalog from our wholesaler the measurements for drop run from
> 136-160 and for the reach 65-105. When choosing a bar one should look very
> carefully into these measurements as well as the width to insure a proper
> fit for your riding style and position.