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    STI Shifters on bullhorns

    Can anyone think of a reason why migrating some Shimano 600(older Ultegra) shift/brake levers wouldn't work on the bottom side of bullhorn-bars?
    Working on a new bike, and I don't like drops for the city
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    Had that same setup with a 8 speed 105 tri bike. Worked fine.

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    no 'reach' issues

    So you had no problem reaching the break levers from the flatish bullhorns?
    Aaron

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    I dont see why the sti's wouldn't work, but if you want geared bullhorns, try bar-end shifters in the ends, with interuptor (cyclocross) levers clamped around the end.

    You'll rund into a problem of running the shifter housing under the clamp of the brake levers, but Pyramid (J&B house brand) makes cyclocross levers in the larger diameter, and provides a shim. I filed down the shim to allow the shifter housing to pass through.

    The barcons went from side to side, instead of up and down. I used (and love) suntour bar-ends. Some on ebay now: http://cgi.ebay.com/Suntour-Barcon-S...QQcmdZViewItem

    With the above setup, you have braking and ****ing all in the same place, and rapid up and downshifts involve one motion (moving the lever) instead of several (clicking the STI several times).

    my $.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by genericbikedude
    With the above setup, you have braking and ****ing all in the same place
    I think that I forgot an "f", but I'll just leave it as it is, because the 13 year-old in me is laughing heartily

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    parts reuse

    I'm trying to reuse as many of the current parts as possible, and I've got the STIs already
    -a

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    Two of my fellow riders in my Tuesday club ride use bullhorns with STI. One even has secondary brake levers on the tradtional tops.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amacks
    So you had no problem reaching the break levers from the flatish bullhorns?
    Aaron
    Shifting and braking wasn't a problem. I ended up putting in conventional drop bars because I wasn't doing many TTs and wanted a regular road setup.

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