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    tachyon track bike handlebar setup

    Certainly we all remember this thing:


    I was thinking about trying to recreate this configuration on my own bike. I figure I can cut off the end of an old steel quill stem, weld it to the crown of an old fork, and mount bullhorns on it. Would really suck if the weld failed while in use, but whatever. thoughts?
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    no guts, no glory. err, also possibly more skin left on your face though. Just kidding, I bet you'd be fine. Could be sweet looking on the right frame.

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    you should just but that crazy panasonic frame they have on ebay right now
    yeah so i suck and spelling and typing you dont have to remind me

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    I wish I was skinny and flexible enough to get into that position.........and pedal.
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    that bike doubles as a gyno examination table. true story.

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    How the hell do you adjust the headset on that bike?

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    Slide some MTB bar ends onto your fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popluhv
    Slide some MTB bar ends onto your fork.
    For the win.

    OP: If you are starting a project like this, why not do it good and proper? Get two steel tubes, have them bent to the right shape, and have someone weld them to the fork legs. There was the guy who wants to bend his own bars at work... get him to make them for you, or chop up some steel bars. Maybe you could use parts of moustache bars or some other crazy bars. Some of those things bend all over the place and are pretty damn long; there's gotta be a suitable bit on one of them. If you know a good welder or someone from BF offers to do it for beers, it won't even be expensive. Plus you'd be my hero.
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    Do you deny that you are clueless or do you just think that "moron" didn't need to be tacked on there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    Do you deny that you are clueless or do you just think that "moron" didn't need to be tacked on there?
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    hay guyz!!!1 check this out.







    testing asap. I kinda raped my frame with an acetylene torch todayso I might have to build up a whole bike before I can try it.
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    haha **** yes

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    that weld aint gona hold, you didnt get enoughpenetration. Grind it off and take it to a shop to get TIGwelded. It wil only cost like 20 buxx.
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    How can you tell how good the weld is from that pic? I know nothing about this sorta stuff, just asking... I would just torque the **** out of it by hand before riding it to see if it holds.

    Props for going ahead with the project.
    But it makes me cringe to see how badly scraped up that nice Ritchey bar is. WTF did you do to it? Put it in a 25,4 stem that has sharp edges? That huge gash on the left side looks like it could even be a structural problem. Bars are people, too!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
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    Quote Originally Posted by LóFarkas
    How can you tell how good the weld is from that pic? I know nothing about this sorta stuff, just asking... I would just torque the **** out of it by hand before riding it to see if it holds.
    Did that, but it really is a supercrappy weld, so I don't know. I can TIG it next week, so if there's any sign of trouble I'll be doing that.

    oh yeah, and the bars are scratched up from trying to get brake levers with shrimpy clamps on. only the anodizing is messed up.
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    Make sure your dental insurance premiums are paid in full, maybe even six months in advance.
    Wouldn't it have been easier to use a threadless setup and just move the stem to the bottom of the steer tube?
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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b
    Wouldn't it have been easier to use a threadless setup and just move the stem to the bottom of the steer tube?
    +1, underneath the fork crown race. duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b
    Wouldn't it have been easier to use a threadless setup and just move the stem to the bottom of the steer tube?
    Maybe it is just me, but conceptually I think this would be a really bad idea. I don't think you could ever get enough tension between the headset, stem and fork to remove any excess play. You will more then likely destroy your headtube or at least mess it up enough to cause other problems if you want to switch this out later down the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powers2b
    Wouldn't it have been easier to use a threadless setup and just move the stem to the bottom of the steer tube?
    You would have to put on an extra clamp (half a thrashed stem?) on the top to keep everything together. Plus I dunno how you'd put on the fork crown race.
    That setup would be weird and silly. This is weird, silly and cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead
    -snip- You will more then likely destroy your headtube or at least mess it up enough to cause other problems if you want to switch this out later down the road.
    Yea, I could see how welding would be much simpler.
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    fork crown race goes over the threadless stem (star nut at the top keeps it in place well enough). grill remains intact.

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    That would have to do something funky to the bikes geometry.

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    this setup might be a bit easier. build or find a fork with one inch round, non-butted blades and a flat crown. drill out the tops of the crown. add two stems and voila.
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    Three words:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jitensha!
    this setup might be a bit easier. build or find a fork with one inch round, non-butted blades and a flat crown. drill out the tops of the crown. add two stems and voila.
    i want those wheels

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    I'm sure this will be a great idea.

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