Saturday, September 13, 2008

Minor Adjustment

I took a tool to the Bak for the first time today. Nothing much, I just adjusted the brake levers slightly. From the factory, they come facing quite far down. I'm pretty sure the human wrist just isn't meant to bend this way. Maybe if I were 7 feet tall and reaching down toward the handlebars, this arrangement would work. But I'm not and it doesn't.

I understand that they're set up this way so the levers don't hit any passengers in the head when turning, but my only passenger is thirteen months old and has at least a foot and a half of growing to do before this becomes a concern. And maybe by that time I'll have grown the foot and a half I need in order for the downward facing brake levers to be ergonomically viable.

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