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Old 07-12-04, 03:41 AM   #1
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I used to point to Armstrong as the leader of the old style bars, but no more.

It must be the sponsors

One minute he's using these:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/teamtech0...ikes/usps_trek

Now he's using these:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/20...Tech35_LA_trek


Now I'll have to turn to Petacchi:
http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/20...N-TDF04-Tech17



There's plenty of non-ergo bars in the peleton, so why am I the only club hacker who uses them?

http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/20...e_stage3/cn901
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tour04.ph...ur04/stage8/20
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tour04.ph..._tdf04_stg3_11
http://www.cyclingnews.com/tour04.ph...D_tdf04_stg7_3
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Old 07-12-04, 03:47 AM   #2
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There's plenty of non-ergo bars in the peleton, so why am I the only club hacker who uses them?
I guess the bigger question is: Why does it matter?

Aren't we all under the belief that one should make the bike most comfortable as possible? That fit and comfort are above everything else? Ergos work for some and traditional curls work for others. In the end, it's like worrying about someone's choice of underwear.
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Old 07-12-04, 04:20 AM   #3
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My point is it's another one of those "we been suckered into buying this........" stories.

One minute we're told that ergos are the biggest thing, so every Joe Schmoe (like me) buys them, but now they seem to be disappearing from the peleton. I can't remember the last time I saw non-ergo bars in a shop or out on the road.

But like you said, who really cares?
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Old 07-12-04, 12:03 PM   #4
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My point is it's another one of those "we been suckered into buying this........" stories.

One minute we're told that ergos are the biggest thing, so every Joe Schmoe (like me) buys them, but now they seem to be disappearing from the peleton. I can't remember the last time I saw non-ergo bars in a shop or out on the road.

But like you said, who really cares?
I'm another hack who uses old style bars.

I HATE ERGOS AAAAAGH
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Old 07-12-04, 07:37 PM   #5
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I guess the bigger question is: Why does it matter?

Aren't we all under the belief that one should make the bike most comfortable as possible? That fit and comfort are above everything else? Ergos work for some and traditional curls work for others. In the end, it's like worrying about someone's choice of underwear.
don't like ergos. I have small hands for a guy....they make it hard to reach the levers.

Each to their own.
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Old 07-13-04, 05:49 AM   #6
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My point is it's another one of those "we been suckered into buying this........" stories.

One minute we're told that ergos are the biggest thing, so every Joe Schmoe (like me) buys them, but now they seem to be disappearing from the peleton. I can't remember the last time I saw non-ergo bars in a shop or out on the road.

But like you said, who really cares?
I agree. It's annoying that the percentage of non-ergos in bike shops doesn't match the higher percentage in the pro peleton
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Call me crazy, but the bike in this pic has the number 11 on it. Isn't that Hincapie's ride? So maybe Lance switched further back than you realized (though I have heard he prefers traditional bars).
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Call me crazy, but the bike in this pic has the number 11 on it. Isn't that Hincapie's ride? So maybe Lance switched further back than you realized (though I have heard he prefers traditional bars).
nah - those aren't TdF pictures... #11 = Jan Ullrich.

altho you might be right that this particular bike isn't Lance's.
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Old 07-14-04, 02:18 AM   #9
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altho you might be right that this particular bike isn't Lance's.
I'm pretty sure it is Lance's. None of the other USPS guys ride a black Trek - everyone rides team colors except for Lance.
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I'm pretty sure it is Lance's. None of the other USPS guys ride a black Trek - everyone rides team colors except for Lance.
really?

http://grahamwatson.com/gw/imagedocs...edocSt3-003000

doesn't seem like it... find a series of race fotos where Lance has the tag #11 - and you might be right. But for know we can only be sure it is a Trek... lol
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Old 07-14-04, 03:41 AM   #11
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find a series of race fotos where Lance has the tag #11
Not a picture, but the Cajamurcia pointed to the Vuelta a Murcia...

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Not a picture, but the Cajamurcia pointed to the Vuelta a Murcia...

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give this man a medal! you got it right Lance's # was 11 and the bike was the same paint scheme...

altho with the Madone - you can't really tell if it is SL or SSL
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