When I'm riding my road bike I really like to ride on the brake hoods. It's comfortable enough for long stretches, and I still feel I have more control and power than when I'm riding the flat-center section of the handlebars. I just recently built my fixed gear bike up, and since I didn't put any brakes on it, I don't have any hoods to ride on. This isn't meant to be another brakes vs. no brakes thread. I simply put the bike together without a brake, rode it, liked it, and decided to keep it that way. I'd like to eventually put a front brake on it, but even then I'll probably put a small lever on the flat section. I realize I could flop my bars or get bullhorns to acheive a similar position to the hoods, but I also like riding the drops. Basically, I'm always switching my hand positions, so the more the better.
I've seen some fixed gear bikes with the hoods mounted sans lever, and that's swell and all, but I don't think that's what I want, mostly because of aesthetic issues. So basically, after this long string of words, my question to you all is this: Has anyone ever seen a handlebar which is a combo of drops and bullhorns for riding brakeless? I've tried doing a few sketches, and I'd like to do more, but even if I came up with something I wouldn't really know how to make them. Would anyone else be interested in something like this? Anyone interested in collaborating on a project like this, or even just taking this idea and running with it? Based on reactions, maybe I'll work on some more sketches and post them here.