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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)

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Old 10-22-06, 01:56 PM   #1
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nitto 127

eBay: Nitto B-127 Track Handlebar 39cm - Anatomic Bend (item 170041244294 end time Oct-30-06 12:29:04 PST) has anyone tried these how do they feel regular track drops seem to tax my shoulders a bit but these look more like riding on that part above the drops on road bars
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Old 10-22-06, 02:01 PM   #2
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get risers and get happy.
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Old 10-22-06, 02:53 PM   #3
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yea im rocking risers now and thats a world away from killing myself for fassion[ still like the way track drops look tho] ever since i instaled risers i found my cycling increase 2 fold just because i didnt hurt anymore.
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Old 10-23-06, 01:20 AM   #4
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The way to ride these bars is to rotate the anatomic gripping area so it's almost but not quite level. This decreases the drop quite a bit and decreases the reach by a lot. It makes for a very compact, strong position for sprinters. The bars you cite here are actually the 127 EAI specials that have about 1 inch cut off each end. The original version (which is NJS; these are not, by the way, if that matters to you) didn't really allow this approach to riding them, and the anatomic design (with the gripping area at quite an upwards slope) just didn't work for many people. You could position them the same way, but there was a funky inch or so that stuck upwards at the ends and didn't look right so everyone took a hacksaw to them. These bars were produced as a special lot; there aren't more being produced and dealers are starting to clean out their inventory of these 127 EAI models, so grab them if you want one. If you have a big hand, you may find the bars don't have a long enough area to grip without your hand getting pinched by tubing above and below the gripping area. You don't have as many hand positions on these bars compared, say, to a B125 or B123, so for road fixie use I wouldn't necessarily recommend them. Note that if you ride a very narrow 125 or 123, they start to curve forward dramatically very quickly. If you ride a wider bar (40 or wider), you get the extra width as a flat top section before the bend really starts. I don't like particularly wide bars, but if that flat top section is what you're looking for, the wide bars give it to you.
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best bars ever...way better than risers. that [165] kid is wacko!
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Or just get road bars. Flat top for easy riding and drops if you ever do need to sprint or ride into the wind.
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i have ridding risers and flats as well as drops I have to say love my drops

and what do you mean they hurt?? riding drops or any bar shouldn't hurt...that is if you know how to distribute your weight and your bike fits right
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