Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Arms too short for the handle bars
Iím looking for suggestions? Iíve done a few 200-250 mile rides recently (for some reason, a lot of it in rain) and guessed the reason my hands start tingling was because of carpel tunnel syndrome? But, now Iím thinking itís because my arms are too short for the handle barsóI wind up leaning forward to get my hands on them, which places pressure on my wrists and palms of my hand.
Since I canít lengthen my arms, has anyone found an effective solution to having arms too short for the handle bars?
Iíve tried different throttle rockers, all with the same result, too much pressure on my wrist and palm of my hand.
Today, I made a throttle rocker using a rolled ace bandage and then holding it in place by wrapping, tightly, another ace bandage over the throttle grip and about ľ of the length of an ace bandage loosely wrapped upóinstant soft throttle rocker.
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