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Old 04-17-08, 12:41 PM   #1
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31.8 bullhorns?

I bought a used T1 and want to put bullhorns on it. I could use a shim and put my Soma or Nitto bars on, but since it already has the 31.8 stem, I'd like to try try some 31.8 bars to get the extra stiffness people say the larger diameter gives. (And with the stock road road bars, it does feel very solid.) Any recommendations? I read a couple old threads but wanted to hear what's new. Most of the bullhorn/TT bars I've found are 25.4 or 26; nitto, soma, easton, profile design.

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Old 04-17-08, 01:00 PM   #2
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Flop and chop the road bars and save some $
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Profile Design Airwing OS. I have them and like them a lot
http://cgi.ebay.com/Profile-Airwing-...QQcmdZViewItem
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I love my Deda Crono Nero bars, they're fantastic

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those look great! any good places online to get them? tried google search, no luck.
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Flop and chop the road bars and save some $
+1

This is quite a good and easy way to do it

I did it with almost no input from the internet, just looked at one or two first,
  • I got a Permanent pen measured twice
  • wrapped next to the cut in masking tape (not needed if you are good with a hacksaw)
  • Cut it
  • Filed it down
  • Used first cut off piece to mark up for second side
  • Cut just outside for second side
  • Filed down second side
Voila
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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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or skip all that except for the measuring and just use a pipe cutter that you can buy for 7 dollars.
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Profile Design Airwing OS. I have them and like them a lot
http://cgi.ebay.com/Profile-Airwing-...QQcmdZViewItem
I have these and I LOVE them. Super stiff, mild drop (not as much as RB-021s, which is fine by me). Highly recommended.
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There's a set of profile Airwing OS bullhorns sitting around the bike co-op. If they weren't too big for me (42cm) they would already be on one of my bikes.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I was thinking about chopping the stock road bars, but the segment between the first and second curves is really short, and then the second curve is quite sharp, which I think would put the bar-end front brake lever I like to run at a wide angle from the chopped bars.

Yeah, those Deda's look sweet. I couldn't find them online either. So I assume you bought them in Italy, Aldone?
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Yeah, those Deda's look sweet. I couldn't find them online either. So I assume you bought them in Italy, Aldone?
Here you go:
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...7&category=864
http://www.universalcycles.com/shopp...6&category=864
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There's a set of profile Airwing OS bullhorns sitting around the bike co-op. If they weren't too big for me (42cm) they would already be on one of my bikes.
42cm is too big for you? Are you a 7 year old?
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or skip all that except for the measuring and just use a pipe cutter that you can buy for 7 dollars.
or you could do that, yeah
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I love my Deda Crono Nero bars, they're fantastic

ok, so I need that, but in 26.0.

any ideas? I found some quill stems with removable faceplates. I really want the flat profile, my wrist has gotten used to them.
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akros are pretty nice if you like a deep drop bullhorn.
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Yeah, those Deda's look sweet. I couldn't find them online either. So I assume you bought them in Italy, Aldone?
Yes, I bought them in Italy and they're only avaiable in oversize, no 26mm
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42cm is too big for you? Are you a 7 year old?
I'm 5'5". I prefer 40cm bullhorns and 42+ cm drops. Are you suggesting that wider shoulders are better? Where can I get some?
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for those looking, those deda crononeros aren't hard to find at all. google yields several results, but since i actually like supporting my local crew, i made a call 5 minutes ago and they will be in tomorrow afternoon for 65 bucks.

local shops for the win.

bars are going on my girls new kilo.
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bought the flat ones a few days ago.
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dumbest idea so far in this thread.
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