kev0153 said:Thanks you might be right about the bars. I must admit that I am new to the whole road bike thing and it's taken a bit to get the bike dialed in. I'll try moving the bars around and see what that does. I haven't had any problems with my hands going numb yet but I've only been on one longish ride.
On a side note, I really need to either clean up my work/picture area or find a less cluttered spot to take pictures.
What about a tall stem with shallow drop bars? The resulting bar height would actually be very similar, but you'd have several hand positions available, which would certainly help with your arthritis....lebikerboy said:What year is your Quantum frame? I'm just starting to build up a '99 which was still built in Chehalis Washington. I'm going to have to go flat bars though as my arthritis can't handle drop bars.
WhiskeyNovember said:What about a tall stem with shallow drop bars? The resulting bar height would actually be very similar, but you'd have several hand positions available, which would certainly help with your arthritis....
In fact, the LBS should have even rotated the levers slightly back toward you and you might like that even better. Check the way a lot of the pros are now riding their Campy shifters. I was trying to find a side view, but alas no joy. However, this shot of Floyd should give you an idea.jgrantv10 said:Very nice.
I've had mine (a '98) for many years and continue to really enjoy the ride. Now you've inspired me to give it a little update (new wheels, fork, and stem might be in order).
Just a thought: It may just be the camera angle, but your bars seem to be rotated very far forward giving your hoods a downward slope. I spent years with my hoods only slightly sloped forward, but my LBS tilted the bars back to render the hoods flat last summer. I was skeptical because i was so accustomed to the old position, but I really prefer the new position. my hands are much less fatigued after long rides.
Enjoy your Klein,
Evan Evans said:Very Very nice bike! I just love Kleins!
Is Klein out of business?
I know they are not realy but I just don't see them here in the Atlanta area. Has Trek taken over?