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I've never ridden one of these bikes. I response to your question, I Googled to check it out. The reviews are not flattering. But to answer your question, I see that the angle of the steerer and front forks looks very steep. I'm not surprised that it feels like you're all over the place. Combined with the narrow handle bars, it would take a while to learn ...


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On the Retrospec website, the page for this bike states that the handlebar clamp has a diameter of 22.2mm. It seems that there are some handlebars of that diameter available, for example: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004JKEYUO However, I'm not sure what kind/shape/size of handlebars would make this bike easier to handle for you. I'm guessing the handling is ...


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The steerer and handlebar diameters have already been addressed, but there is also the matter of brake and shift levers. The drop bar is thicker than a straight bar, so the mountain levers will not work. If your bike has cantilever brakes, normal road brake levers will work. For V-brakes (I guess bike from the 90s does not have hydraulic disks) you need a ...


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Compare the relative position of the flat bar and the saddle on your current bike. (ie. is the flat bar higher/lower than the saddle ? How long is the stem? ) When you demo road bikes, check that the top of the drop bar is at least close to the same height wrt to the saddle as your current flat bars. Drop bars aren't that big a change, but you have to ...


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I have a 28-mile round-trip commute that I do from 3-5 days per week. The trip is a combination of suburban streets, paved bike path and city streets. I used to do this on a hybrid with a flat bar. Last fall I swapped for a road-bike with drops and haven't looked back. One of the biggest advantages drop-bars give you over flats (aerodynamic ...



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