Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-27-06, 07:55 PM   #1
orbThorn
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Denver
Bikes: 05 Bianchi Pista, 07 Niner Air 9
Posts: 226
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Decent bullhorn + tt levers

I want to put bullhorn bars and a tt brake lever. I have mainly been looking at chucks, performance bike, and nashbar. I really wanted a chrome bar to match my chrome pista frame, but i have not be able to find any (besides fliping and chopping some drop bars).

The bars ive been looking at are:

Profile Design Airwing TT Handlebar
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=5255
It says "Grooved cable guides for aerodynamics and comfort", but is that internal or external?

Profile Design Stoker TT Bar 26.0
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=1275
internal routing.

Nashbar Time Trial Handlebar
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...ku=8448&brand=
It says "single cable groove", so external right?

Nitto bullhorn
http://cgi.ebay.com/Nitto-RB-018-Bul...QQcmdZViewItem
Internal or external?


For the levers, i have looked at a lot and they all seem pretty similar. I dont need anything real special, so im looking for the best value here.

The whole point of this thread was to get some reccomendations from you guys. I dont know what levers and bars are compatible so hopefully i can get that figured out. Let me know which bars you would pick and what levers to match them with. Thanks!
orbThorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 07:58 PM   #2
MasterHalco
Senior Member
 
MasterHalco's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Boston
Bikes: Van Dessel CRB, IRO Angus
Posts: 187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm a huge fan of my Syntace Stratos bars. They fit your arms and wrists perfectly. When I first tried them I didn't even feel like I was holding anything.
MasterHalco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 08:18 PM   #3
michaelnel
Macaws Rock!
 
michaelnel's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: San Francisco, CA
Bikes: 2005 Soma Doublecross
Posts: 1,513
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by orbThorn
Profile Design Stoker TT Bar 26.0
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...&category=1275
internal routing.
I just put a set of those on my Milwaukee this past weekend. I like them. Previously I had the Nitto ones with the drop, and found them uncomfortable. The internal cable routing is wierd... the holes are on the SIDES of the bars. I have a single Cane Creek TT200 brake lever, and the cable exits outside the bars, and on the underside. If I wanted to use the internal routing, I'd have to route it from the middle bottom of the bar over to the side, into the bar, then out the side again.

I said fsck that, and just ran the cable along the bottom of the bar under the tape.

__________________
---

San Francisco, California
michaelnel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 08:30 PM   #4
orbThorn
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Denver
Bikes: 05 Bianchi Pista, 07 Niner Air 9
Posts: 226
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hmm i like the stokers too. I think i would just get a lever that i could just run the cable straight into without rout it back out.
orbThorn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-06, 08:32 PM   #5
wearyourtruth
Ride for Life
 
wearyourtruth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Baltimore
Bikes:
Posts: 2,729
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
have used the Stratos bars before, but i recently switched out to some syntace, simply for the fact that they came back a little on the flat before going forward. the stratos are still good bars though.

if you want silver this is what i have, but mine are black
http://cgi.ebay.com/Syntace-Time-Tri...QQcmdZViewItem
wearyourtruth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-06, 01:29 AM   #6
jamey
Senior Member
 
jamey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: st. pete/tampa, FL
Bikes:
Posts: 1,588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i rock the stokers and i love them.
jamey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-06, 06:24 AM   #7
Shayne
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Beavercreek, OH
Bikes:
Posts: 493
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like the Stoker 26 from Profile. I polished mine since I didn't want black.



Good luck
Shayne
Shayne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-06, 06:24 PM   #8
mrbertfixy
WTF?
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: livin' the dream
Bikes: trek cross, gt mtb, khs track
Posts: 462
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i got the nashbar tt levers. they have external cable routing. i'll send you one if you want. it doesn't have the little rubber end cap though.
mrbertfixy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:09 AM.