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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 03-14-08, 09:53 PM   #1
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what is this?

i was looking around treks website and i came across this bike...
http://trekofpgh.com/itemdetails.cfm...iceasc&id=3619

what is sticking out of the stem/bars?
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Old 03-14-08, 09:56 PM   #2
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i have no idea.
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Old 03-14-08, 09:57 PM   #3
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looks like an aerobar-ish thing. which seems rather questionable for "city riding"
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Old 03-14-08, 10:19 PM   #4
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I think it's something like the spinaci bars some road riders use.
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Old 03-14-08, 10:24 PM   #5
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It's for mounting lights, computers, bells, etc...

There were some flat bars a while back that had the same thing. They were designed for commuters and tourists. But people started using them as mini aero bars and all the sudden a bunch or racers were using them.

I don't think that that use of them on these bars would be quite as useful since you've got the extension anyway. But on flat bars aparently they were great.
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Old 03-14-08, 11:28 PM   #6
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Does anyone know what this is?
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Old 03-14-08, 11:58 PM   #7
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It's a U lock fixture. Scroll to the fifth bike.

http://www.rainiercycle.com/specialty.htm
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Old 03-15-08, 12:01 AM   #8
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^^^ like mtb girl would know
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Fools !

It's a towel rack for hanging your monogramed-racing-earth frinedly sustainable-sweaty brow towel.
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Okay yeah. It's that too.
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It's a U lock fixture. Scroll to the fifth bike.

http://www.rainiercycle.com/specialty.htm
Wah, I had no idea. I seriously thought they were a place for your hands (albeit a terribly un-ergonomic one).
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Old 03-15-08, 08:23 AM   #12
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Wow, well I guess you cannot double someone one your handlebars anymore. Well you could but...
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It is to help you stick those coveted leg-over skidzz,
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Old 03-15-08, 10:51 AM   #14
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sex toy?
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can hang your hat on it when you want to bust out the helmet!
can hang your bagel on it!
can hang your ulock on it!
can hang your bell/computer/gps nav system on it!
can show it to your friends to make sure they know you have a bigger dick than your bike does!
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Old 03-15-08, 11:03 AM   #16
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It is a penis. It is designed to fit nicely into a vagina. That's where babies come from.

Next topic please.
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Old 03-15-08, 11:28 AM   #17
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thats how you now its a boy bike
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Old 03-15-08, 12:00 PM   #18
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