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Handlebar widthwsexson
Jan 18, 2002 9:51 PM
I have read that your handlebars should be as wide as your shoulders. Can anyone tell me where I can find 50cm wide drop bars?
Uh, excuse me SIR,nee Spoke Wrench
Jan 19, 2002 7:08 AM
I ah don't mean any offense, SIR, but, SIR, 50cm is like real, real wide, SIR. I mean 46cm., SIR, is about as wide as they come, SIR.

Actually, this is one of those measurements that is kind of the opposite of inseam for bicycling. It usually turns out to be a bit less than an intuative measurement. Just measure between the collar bone bumps on your shoulders.
Of course...wsexson
Jan 19, 2002 5:39 PM
Of course I realize that is "like real, real wide". 50cm is the measurement between the collar bone bumps. The measurement from the outsides of my shoulders is considerably greater. I take it that I am unlikely to find any bars wider than 46cm.