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Made a couple of upgrades this week: a new saddle and handlebar grips.

The saddle is wayyy more comfortable than the stock saddle I was riding previously. No more daily punishment for my sit bones.

Riser bars still feel uncomfortable on longer rides; not enough hand positions for my liking. I'll probably switch to drops in the coming months.

I love riding my bicycle.

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@replikvlt@ms.neko.bar @glyph@merveilles.town don't they use multi-speed bikes in triathlon? this is a fixed gear bike meaning it's single speed and doesn't even have a freewheel, you're not gonna reach speeds where aero bars help on that

@replikvlt

i've never tried aero bars before but it seems like they could be great on long bikepacking trips (especially when headwinds get intense). i think some of the ultra distance riders really like them (lael wilson is one who comes to mind).

have you tried them?

@glyph@merveilles.town no, because I've been having bicycle issues. They are also a tad bit out of my budget, but if I get a chance, I would like to!!

@glyph I personally think that drops make the look much more speedy too.

@glyph I see you have horizontal dropouts. Did you find any issues with tracking? I've been thinking of getting lug-nuts for a while

@douginamug

i haven't had any issues so far. i've started getting a little bit of rust on my hub nuts so i'll need to replace them eventually (probably with runwell 'elite' nuts).

@glyph moustache style bars not on your radar? Some considerations need to be made concerning stem length with that sort of change though.

@wstnly

nah. i'm sure they're really comfortable but i'm not a fan of how they look. i might consider them if i had a vintage steel frame with lugs and lots of silver components.

have you tried them?

@glyph had them on a clunker build 26” singlespeed, they were excellent, loads of hand positions. Yes - they do like a little different haha

@glyph *look ( I guess ‘like a little different’ works too )

@wstnly

nice! i'm sure i'd love them. have you seen the surly moloko bars? i'm tempted to try them when i build up a bikepacking / long-distance machine.

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