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    Newsflash ... drops are cooler than risers

    I swapped out my drops for some risers yesterday simply to see what all the fuss is about. cc700 (whose KiloTT you've all seen many a time) sold me some risers and a quill stem for ridiculously cheap so I gave it a try.

    My girlfriend saw my bike after I had made the swap and the first thing out of her mouth was "what happened to your bars? The other ones were so much cooler."

    So clearly .... risers are not as cool as everyone thinks they are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by irideacenturion View Post
    Case and point .... risers are not as cool as everyone thinks they are.
    I never thought they were cool. Then again, I'm about as uncool as they come these day.

    ... Brad

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    Well there you go. Drops get chicks. scientific fact.

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    can you smell the new smell?

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    word, multiple functional riding positions is better than zero functional hand positions

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    Risers make my hands go numb.
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    I've been seriously considering running drops on my fixed gear mtb... besides having better hand positions it also makes for a better riding position and weight distribution.

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    post some pics of your girlfriend so we know how credible this judgment is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dlandis View Post
    post some pics of your girlfriend so we know how credible this judgment is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brabus E430 View Post
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    What does that have to do with anything??

    How about before and after pics of the bike?
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    who the Hell are you and your Girl friend to be the judge of what is cool ? my wife thinks risers are the jam! she rocks them and like them WAY more.

    dude me and my wife are the Judges of all things cool so take your kilo tt with drops and step off.


    beside variety is the spice of life I got a bike with riser ,drop, and pursuit bars all fixed all fun and it my charming personality that gets me CHICKS.


    ......and my HUGE SOCK I jam in my riding shorts

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    Quote Originally Posted by irideacenturion View Post
    Case and point .... risers are not as cool as everyone thinks they are.
    Just so you don't embarrass yourself further, I'm here to let you know you're using that expression incorrectly. First, it's "case in point" and it refers to an example that supports something you're arguing. If you were arguing that risers were less cool than drops and you gave a bunch of reasons, then said "Case in point, my girlfriend asked me what happened to my cool bars once I switched to risers", then it'd be valid.

    Now if you said "case closed" or "point, set, match" or something like that, it would make more sense.

    Other phrases to not screw up: "Ride away/ Right away" instead of "Right of way", and "intensive purposes" instead of "intents and purposes". I still don't have the heart to tell my good friend that every time he uses the latter in a paper, he screws it up.

    I do agree with you though.. track drops > risers for track bikes. But for mountain bikes and hybrids, risers > track drops no question.
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    Just because I'm not angry anymore doesn't mean I don't think bossmoniker and every other hipster **** I see riding around on aerowheels isn't a piece of **** thats only use is to be an easy target for ridicule.

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    also

    plz dont say irregardless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss Moniker View Post
    Just so you don't embarrass yourself further, I'm here to let you know you're using that expression incorrectly. First, it's "case in point" and it refers to an example that supports something you're arguing. If you were arguing that risers were less cool than drops and you gave a bunch of reasons, then said "Case in point, my girlfriend asked me what happened to my cool bars once I switched to risers", then it'd be valid.

    Now if you said "case closed" or "point, set, match" or something like that, it would make more sense.

    Other phrases to not screw up: "Ride away/ Right away" instead of "Right of way", and "intensive purposes" instead of "intents and purposes". I still don't have the heart to tell my good friend that every time he uses the latter in a paper, he screws it up.

    I do agree with you though.. track drops > risers for track bikes. But for mountain bikes and hybrids, risers > track drops no question.
    lol

    I was grading papers recently and came across this gem: "The idea that we have free will is a loosery" instead of illusory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doofo View Post
    also

    plz dont say irregardless

    thanks
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    Damn and all these years I've been choosing my bars based on comfort.....and yet somehow I still get laid....who would have thought.....

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    i could care less about this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boss Moniker View Post
    Just so you don't embarrass yourself further, I'm here to let you know you're using that expression incorrectly. First, it's "case in point" and it refers to an example that supports something you're arguing. If you were arguing that risers were less cool than drops and you gave a bunch of reasons, then said "Case in point, my girlfriend asked me what happened to my cool bars once I switched to risers", then it'd be valid.

    Now if you said "case closed" or "point, set, match" or something like that, it would make more sense.

    Other phrases to not screw up: "Ride away/ Right away" instead of "Right of way", and "intensive purposes" instead of "intents and purposes". I still don't have the heart to tell my good friend that every time he uses the latter in a paper, he screws it up.

    I do agree with you though.. track drops > risers for track bikes. But for mountain bikes and hybrids, risers > track drops no question.
    I cleaned up that original post a little for you. I can't say that I was embarrassed or had cause to be however. I don't actually care what kind of bars people use. I just thought it was funny that the first thing I heard after switching my bars was that it made my bike less cool given the number of people that rock risers for the sheer "cool factor."

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikebern View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ak1 View Post
    lol

    I was grading papers recently and came across this gem: "The idea that we have free will is a loosery" instead of illusory.
    LawL!
    Mes compaingnons cui j'amoie et cui j'aim,... Me di, chanson.

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    this is a rarly important thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by irideacenturion View Post
    I cleaned up that original post a little for you. I can't say that I was embarrassed or had cause to be however. I don't actually care what kind of bars people use. I just thought it was funny that the first thing I heard after switching my bars was that it made my bike less cool given the number of people that rock risers for the sheer "cool factor."
    threads involving risers just put people in attack mode. case in point, i've never run risers but for all intents and purposes this thread put me in attack mode....illusory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehz View Post
    i could care less about this thread
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