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    DIY bullhorn bars

    I've seen people riding with bars that are just steel road drops that have been hacked off and fliped over. How is this done?

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    um, they are hacked off and fliped over. (?)

    seriously.
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    Originally posted by TimArchy
    I've seen people riding with bars that are just steel road drops that have been hacked off and fliped over. How is this done?
    And what kind of bikes were they on? (I have an idea but I want to see what you say.)

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    This is pretty popular with bike messengers in NYC. Some of them hack off the bars and don't flip them over, since they never ride in the drops, and only on the top part.

    Take a saw to them.

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    like this:


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    Originally posted by TimArchy
    I've seen people riding with bars that are just steel road drops that have been hacked off and fliped over. How is this done?
    EXACTLY THAT!
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    I've seen them in the local fix scene. thanks for the info. I'm just getting into the scene and I was just a little unsure about cutting up perfectly good bars before I knew what I was doing.
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    Originally posted by TimArchy
    I've seen them in the local fix scene. thanks for the info. I'm just getting into the scene and I was just a little unsure about cutting up perfectly good bars before I knew what I was doing.
    Tip of the day: A small copper pipe cutter will give you nice clean square cuts but is only effective on straight sections. Cutting on the bent section of the bar usually requires a hacksaw.......so measure carefully. Makita grinders make nice cuts as well.
    Usually, old fashioned drop bars with deep drops give you enough grip space after chopping off the drops.
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    Yeah, I would recommend a pipe-cutter. You'll get a really nice clean cut. I rode a pair of home-made bullhorns for a while but ended up liking drops more. I feel like I get more torque with drops but that's just personal preference. I have a few friends who ride the makeshift bullhorns and really like them though!

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    As someone posted in an earlier thread, check out:

    http://www.chucksbikes.com/brbull.htm

    New, $10 bullhorns.

    I have no financial interest in chuck, or his bikes. I plan to DIY my own just because for me, that's what fixin' a fixie is all about.

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