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    Major Taylor Bars

    Is there a single person out there that is using the Soma Major Taylor bars? I must say they look quite nice, but Id love to see them on a bike. I did a search and found nothing on these bars. Thanks alot guys. Any info, photos or reasons to stay away will be appreciated. Oh and this wont be for track use, simply street riding. Thanks

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    I just sold mine. They sucked for climbing for me at least and I love to climb. I thought they looked pretty good but I was not at all comfortable on them so I went back to my bullhorns

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    I saw them on a bike this past weekend. Gotta say I'm not impressed.
    I didn't get a chance to try them but I just don't see how that shape can be very comfy anywhere but in the drops. And they were really wide, like 44cm or something.

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    here you go:
    no exactly major taylor, but similar…
    http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1
    …for a stupidly obscene price!

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    …oh i didn't read, you wanted specifically the "soma" major taylor…

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    I just don't see how that shape can be very comfy anywhere but in the drops
    and where else would you ride these?
    they're not designed for street riding. period.

    they do have different lines than the nitto's and the ends flare out a little for a more aggresive placement of the hands. good for turning left, bad for going up.

    the major was the man.
    i wonder what he would say about them

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    Marcus at Yojimbo's has a few of those. He brought some goodies back from Interbike this year. Including some new Soma bars.

    The Major Taylor's were interesting -- I'd been looking for a MT style bar for a while now. They're certainly meant for riding in the drops for the most part.

    According to Soma, they are an exact replica of the bars off of one of Major Taylor's own bikes -- they have one displayed in American Cyclery in SF -- which they based their design on.

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    they look tight to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3nho
    hahah, that's missmercian 'test-driving'
    *turd
    can our bikes be friends: fuji track (#3062) & iffy road

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    Would I be correct in assuming that even the most discriminating velodromes would allow these?

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    Quote Originally Posted by turd
    hahah, that's missmercian 'test-driving'
    Remember when that one guy thought she wasn't a real person...

    lol,pwned.
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    I've got em. I love em. I confess I was seduced by their sexy curves, but they suit my purposes nicely. When I ride the tops it's either at the ccenter by the stem, or out by the bend. It's surprisingly comfy. I found them great for climbing compared to traditional road drops. I use the drops when climbing. They don't flex at all which is a big plus when climbing or sprinting in the drops, and it's why I ditched my aluminum road drops.

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    I had them before I got hit. They were really comfortable, but also really wide. Mattface said it all I think. They did not flex........yeah, read the above, I had the same experience.

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