Re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Ottavio Bottecchia

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Date: Wed, 24 May 2006 07:28:37 -0500
From: John Thompson <>
Organization: The Crimson Permanent Assurance
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Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Ottavio Bottecchia
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Don Wilson wrote:
> I notice that Bottecchia likes to adjust his drops so
> that the bar ends point down quite abit. Is this a bar
> position that has come and gone? Or do some of the
> list members still like this bar position? I don't see
> anyone in the Tour de France these days tilting their
> bar ends down so much.

I tilt mine down as well, albeit not quite to the same degree as Bottechia's. I find that setting up the drops so they are horizontal makes my wrists bend at an awkward angle when riding on the drops; tilting the bars down a little allows them to be straighter, and for me at least, more comfortable.

John (
Appleton WI USA