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  1. #16
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    Sep 2001
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    Venus Report

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    I had the Modolo Venus handlebars installed last week and yes, they really do work! I can now reach the brake levers from the drops. I tried them out on Vail Pass, Co. and I made it down without feeling that if I let go of the levers. I'd not be able to reach them again. Actually, I can reach the levers with 3 of my fingers, pinky is too short. The reach to the hoods is also shorter, good for my short arms, brings the brifters closer to me and centers me better over the bike.

    They are very comfortable, not sure if that's due to narrower width or design of the bars. I had to learn some new hand positions, the old ones put my hands to sleep.

    The bike even handles better, which is due to the narrower bar.

    My bike looks better, the bars are more in proportion with the size of the bike!

    These bars are definitely going on my new Serotta!

  2. #17
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Seattle
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kathi
    I had the Modolo Venus handlebars installed last week and yes, they really do work! I can now reach the brake levers from the drops. I tried them out on Vail Pass, Co. and I made it down without feeling that if I let go of the levers. I'd not be able to reach them again. Actually, I can reach the levers with 3 of my fingers, pinky is too short. The reach to the hoods is also shorter, good for my short arms, brings the brifters closer to me and centers me better over the bike.

    They are very comfortable, not sure if that's due to narrower width or design of the bars. I had to learn some new hand positions, the old ones put my hands to sleep.

    The bike even handles better, which is due to the narrower bar.

    My bike looks better, the bars are more in proportion with the size of the bike!

    These bars are definitely going on my new Serotta!
    Kathy can we see a photo of this?
    thanks

  3. #18
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    Sep 2001
    Location
    Lakewood, Co
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    Modolo Venus Pix

    MimiTabby

    Here's pics. The first one shows the old bars. I also tried to compare old and new bar, not sure they were lined up exactly as they would have been on the bike.

    I measured the distance between the lever and the bar. Approximately 77 mm with tape on.

    I know the distance is shorter between the lever and the bar. I have to remember not to leave my pinkie on the bar when I brake from the hoods, otherwise, I pinch it between the lever and the bar!
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  4. #19
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    Kathi, I love the color of your bar tape...I have been looking for the right blue without much luck. Do you remember where you got yours?
    "The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it." ~ Doug Bradbury

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfish
    Kathi, I love the color of your bar tape...I have been looking for the right blue without much luck. Do you remember where you got yours?
    PS: pretty bike!
    "The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it." ~ Doug Bradbury

  6. #21
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    Sep 2001
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    Quote Originally Posted by Starfish
    Kathi, I love the color of your bar tape...I have been looking for the right blue without much luck. Do you remember where you got yours?

    The bar tape is made by Bontrager, I got it at Wheatridge Cyclery in Wheatridge, Co. www.ridewrc.com

  7. #22
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    Kathi, thanks much!
    "The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it." ~ Doug Bradbury

 

 

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