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Old 08-14-06, 05:33 PM   #1
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flip n chop minus the flip

i caught these on fgg today:



i'm not sure that i see the utility of this design.
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Old 08-14-06, 05:35 PM   #2
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I saw them, and I dont think I could grip them as well that way. I like them the other way.
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Old 08-14-06, 05:40 PM   #3
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I saw those too, and thought they were pretty ********.
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Old 08-14-06, 05:41 PM   #4
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that's just stupid, why even chop them if you're not gonna flip 'em.
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Old 08-14-06, 05:58 PM   #5
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i put did that by on time (not on purpose), had an old stem, chopped, then tried to remove them to flip... would not come out. Stem and Bars had become one. My "horns" were shorter than that. Not ideal, but it still gives you more options than just a straight bar
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Old 08-14-06, 06:02 PM   #6
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i put did that by on time

Wait...

WHAT?
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Old 08-14-06, 06:05 PM   #7
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My boy runs a chop and rotate (beach cruzer style). . . But yeah ^ thats even more stupid.
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Old 08-14-06, 06:07 PM   #8
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I had to read that about 10 times.... still can't figure it out either
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Old 08-14-06, 06:08 PM   #9
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yeah, i'm not getting it. and why did they wrap their top tube all the way back there?

oh yeah, and they painted their crown race.
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Old 08-14-06, 06:16 PM   #10
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dude saved at least 200 grams. sweet top tube protector too.
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Those look dangerous. No way I would stand up and pedal on those.

Clearly, the poor fellow is also not clear on the concept behind a top tube protector either.
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Old 08-14-06, 06:34 PM   #12
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I believe someone on fgg forums said it best in reference to those bars, "Your wrists must hate you".
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Old 08-14-06, 06:50 PM   #13
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a new trend maybe?
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Being different for the sake of being different is hardly a new trend.
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what IS a tube protector for?
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protecting the top tube.
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what IS a tube protector for?
With no rear brake cable to slow their momentum, the bars of a track bike can swing freely and easily dent the bike's top tube. The damage is cosmetic, but is in a very visible place.
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what IS a tube protector for?
the top tube protector is there because that dude rides without a saddle on his seatpost.

the chop and ? bar is metaphorically identical to:
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Old 08-14-06, 10:45 PM   #19
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looks like the TT protector lines up with the U lock.

edit: forgot to hate on the bars
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i can kind of see how it makes sense, i use regular road drops and usually just ride on the shoulders (where the brake hoods would be). however, i agree that it's silly to chop off the rest of the handlebar.
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atleast the ****er got all artsy with the lighting..
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Those look dangerous. No way I would stand up and pedal on those.

Clearly, the poor fellow is also not clear on the concept behind a top tube protector either.
Clearly, he is protecting his personal bottom tube and its surroundings by indirect application of this protector.
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Old 08-15-06, 12:19 AM   #23
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Why does he have a pot on the front wheel?
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Why does he have a pot on the front wheel?
cause he's cookin cause that ****s so hot
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Paint on the table....silly bars....apple airport apparatus........


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