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Old 08-03-07, 12:05 PM   #1
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drop stems and riser and risers stems and bull horns










no I think this is worse than risers on drop stems fugly!

sorry if this is you bike. just the example I found
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Old 08-03-07, 12:06 PM   #2
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it wouldn't be so bad if they were level
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Old 08-03-07, 12:25 PM   #3
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Here is mine, I don't think it looks that bad. I have bull horns and a slight rise to my stem.... Is it really that bad?
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Old 08-03-07, 12:26 PM   #4
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It's the aero bars that make it bad, really.
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Old 08-03-07, 12:30 PM   #5
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It's the aero bars that make it bad, really.
Yeah, not what I would consider BFFGSS friendly. Seems everyone hates aerobars but me
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Old 08-03-07, 12:30 PM   #6
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that's a tough one. i mean, if that's the hand position you're goin' for, i can't really think of a more elegant solution.

although, i tried out mavic pursuit bars with a drop stem and that looked weird too. bullhorns tend to look good when they're level and on a short stem. otherwise they're just waaaayyy too phallic looking.
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Old 08-03-07, 12:31 PM   #7
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It doesn't look bad. It looks like you and your saddle are launching off of a elevated runway. Totally tits.
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Old 08-03-07, 12:38 PM   #8
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i like risers on drop stem. : (
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Risers and a drop stem is the best.
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First bike is kinda ugly, but probably comfortable. Life is hard sometimes.
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Yay drop-rise!
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i mean really just making a case for risers on drop stem. i love it too
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drop stem w/risers reminds me of...

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the under dog kicking the **** outta the *******?
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That comparison is the best. Winnar.
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the under dog kicking the **** outta the *******?
Uh.

No.

The crane kick pose.
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sweep the leg, johnny
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how do you suppose you get bullhorns higher on a threadless stem if it's not a riser? Enlighten me, oh wise one.
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the first pic is obviously bad because the horns are at the same angle of the stem. make the bars even with the top tube and it would be good. not that i care anyway, but it seems that this basic observation as gone overlooked.
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good band!
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is that a dead cat propping up the bike in the 1st photo?









i hate cats.
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the first pic is obviously bad because the horns are at the same angle of the stem. make the bars even with the top tube and it would be good. not that i care anyway, but it seems that this basic observation as gone overlooked.
I have the same issue on my current bike. I've got like a 4 degree rise stem which is almost perfectly level if I flip it, but the steerer tube isn't long enough even to get the bars at height i need them to be that way, and if it was I'd have a stupid amount of spacers on there. like 4 inches of them.
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I have a riser stem on my bullhorns because it was all I had at the time. It's comfortable though, so I don't really care if it doesn't look as bad-ass as it could be.

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how do you suppose you get bullhorns higher on a threadless stem if it's not a riser? Enlighten me, oh wise one.
oh I'm not wise.

I just think it looks like a mountain bike or a hybrid with bar ends.

wow that guys bike is a mountain bike with bar ends .with those tires it almost works for me
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