LOWERING FOOTPEGS REVIEW
Posted June 28, 2004 - 03:18 PM
I then went for 3 day outing in northen Quebec (Latuque and Lac St-Jean Area) for about 800kms (500 milles)in all sorts of conditions where i thouroghly tested my new mod.
It took about an hour of riding to get acustamed to the new feel (shifting and rear braking)but after that i found it to be quite an inprouvement when standing, wich was my 0bjective.
Firstly, i can sqeeze the tank with my knees much better. Then for some reason i foud myself standing on the arch of my feet and therefore correcting a tendency i had of standing on the ball of my feet. I think the fact that the controls are a little further ahead help in this matter. Rear braking was not a issue. The higher pedal did not bother me after i got used to it.
I`m quite pleased with this mod and it`s definately going to stay.
My next step in improuving my "riding standing position" will be to raise the handelbars a little further. I installed an adapter for my protapers wich rises then about 3/4". I will use the brakets mounts from my regular bars to raise things an other 3/4", an other trick i learned on this site. I`ll let you know how i like this.
Must go and see who is winning the elections.
Posted June 30, 2004 - 03:12 AM
Posted June 30, 2004 - 06:29 AM
Whilst on the tall subject, can any of you tallies recommend a 29" wheel mountain bike for big people?