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bell lap sizingwhats up with salsa bell lap?
Mar 21, 2001 9:31 PM
I just recived my order for a 42 cm salsa bell lap handlebar. after inspecting the bar i noticed that it did not measure 42 cm anywhere near where i will normally put my hands. where the shifter/levers will go it measures about 44.3 center-to-center. the drops are even wider. i know that the flare in the drops make measurement a little ambiguous, but salsa's website seems to indicate that they measure the width of the bell lap at the apex of the drop bend center-to-center (where the levers go). my question to all those with bell laps: is this right? my suspicion is that the distributor mislabled the bar or something but i am not sure. please fill me in to either confirm or disconfirm my suspicion. thanks, will
Not the distributer...TJeanloz
Mar 22, 2001 9:15 AM
They probably weren't mislabled by the distributer QBP, because they also happen to be the manufacturer- I don't know how they're supposed to be sized.