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Old 06-29-07, 10:08 PM   #1
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Crazy idea

Lately I've seen a lot of really really really short handle bars on fixed gear bikes. I think the next stage will be no handlebars at all! You'll just steer with an Oury covered stem. It'll be kind of like a rudder.
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Old 06-29-07, 10:12 PM   #2
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I'm thinking of taking the seat off of my seat post.
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Old 06-30-07, 12:45 AM   #3
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I asked some cats about this--they echoed what I
guessed it was about. Cars. Traffic. Lane splitting.
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Old 06-30-07, 12:50 AM   #4
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my next handlebars =
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there's a guy that hangs around west town bikes in chicago that has a lowrider bike with a tractor steering wheel for handlebars(??). i think his name is AZ
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I've tried riding with just a stem after a crash broke off the faceplate. It doesn't work very well...
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Old 06-30-07, 01:02 AM   #7
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Would you say that it's just crazy enough to work?
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Old 06-30-07, 02:23 AM   #8
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I'm thinking of taking the seat off of my seat post.

that would be hot
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Old 06-30-07, 02:36 AM   #9
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i've seen this one around here and there. winner.

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You need these

http://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/363108698.html
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I've seen some crazy Narrow bars. There's a guy in Providence who looks like he just cut the curved sections off his drop bars. There's just barely room for a fist and a brake lever on each side.

MADNESS
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i have some bares that i cut from drops there nine inches long so theres enough room for the stem and the hands..
theres a guy who rolls around tempe with a baseball or a tenis ball on his stem or steerer tube...
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