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    no sweep flat bars?

    Bored and tired of riding my rollers, I decided to take off my drops on my single speed and cut down some MTB flat bars I had laying around. These bars have 5 degrees of rear sweep, but now that they are cut so narrow, the sweep starts halfway into my grip. So does anyone make a zero sweep bar? I know a lot of people just cut down drops, but since I am not fixed and still runs brakes I need the room and don't think that will work. Any ideas?

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    njsframes.blogspot.com has some no sweep flat bars with rounded edges.
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    thanks...

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    $60 for a straight bar? Lols.
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    what a ridiculous rip-off. those cost like $20 here.

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    but guys these are track fixed gear pista bars

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    Just spin your existing bars around and run them so the sweep goes away from you. It's just as ugly as normal flat bars and it's more ergonomical.
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    Don't cut them so narrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Serendipper View Post
    Don't cut them so narrow.
    If you keep them wide, nobody talks to you at the coffee shop.
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    Get the non-anodized nitto's. They aren't so expensive.

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    i have some ritcheys cut down to about 36cm with 6 degrees of sweep... it ends up being barely any at that width. they're comfortable but obviously only one hand position, so pretty much a coffee bar.

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    i have a pair of 5 degree salsa flats. cut them to about 16" wide and the sweep starts right at the end of my grip; paired with a shimmed 31.8 cross lever on the bend and it's perfect. - no reason at all to have your bars any shorter than 15 or 16" anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crushkilldstroy View Post
    If you keep them wide, nobody talks to you at the coffee shop.
    Dude, I have brakes and a freewheel, I am not even allowed to lock my bike up outside the coffee shop. I cut them as wide as my drops, that way I retain the same hand position. I don't really need multiple grips on my commuter, if I am going for a long ride, I'll take my road bike.

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    Go to a real store. Any decently sized LBS should have some old flat bars lying around that you could touch and look at in person BEFORE buying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimlock View Post
    Go to a real store. Any decently sized LBS should have some old flat bars lying around that you could touch and look at in person BEFORE buying.
    Theyre flat bars. Why would you need to touch them or see them in person before buying?
    Its a piece of pipe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    Theyre flat bars. Why would you need to touch them or see them in person before buying?
    Its a piece of pipe.
    but its a piece of pipe FOR A BIKE. I'll stand by my general suggestion for flat bars when they are cut down, broom handle + hack saw.
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    wait some people actually seriously advocate using a broom as bars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by willypilgrim View Post
    wait some people actually seriously advocate using a broom as bars?
    yes, yes I do, well, only PART of the broom. Bristles are not necessary and only effect the aero qualities of the "bars". I also advocate filling your tires with sand so you cant get flats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deathhare View Post
    Theyre flat bars. Why would you need to touch them or see them in person before buying?
    Its a piece of pipe.
    I just don't see the advantages of buying something like this online. There is no way it will cost him more than 20$ and he would be giving the money to a business in his own city.
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    hello, my name is the internet. nice to meet you.

    here is a bonus, as you're obviously new to bicycles.

    your local lbs will have both. please pay them a visit. they will answer this, and many other questions such as:
    -what are grips?
    -how do you do barspins?
    -why won't my front wheel let me do barspins?
    -where do you get clips made of metal?
    -brooks saddles are heavy and slippery-- why do people on the internet love them so much?
    -wait, so there have been improvements on saddles since the 1950s? can you recommend one?
    -why can't i find a pista concept for sale in my size?

    and many many more.
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