Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-02-08, 04:17 PM   #1
Catnap
zungguzungguguzungguzeng
Thread Starter
 
Catnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bikes: Zunow, Jo Routens, Bridgestone, Mercier, Cannondale
Posts: 1,230
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What kind of handlebar is this?





saw this on 57th street today, thought it looked interesting.
Catnap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 04:25 PM   #2
erichsia
thread derailleur
 
erichsia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: beyond Thunderdome
Bikes: 82 Bianchi ECO Pista, Pake, Kilo TT, some *** bmx i found underneath an old house
Posts: 1,095
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Johnny Cycles Hammerhead. Worth as much as the Pista it's on.
erichsia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 04:32 PM   #3
Brvn
Senior Member
 
Brvn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Norman, OK
Bikes:
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The dangerous and uncomfortable one.


OH CHRIST IM TURNING INTO A NORMAL BFSSFG POSTER MUST BE CAREFUL.

Seriously though, a dangerous and uncomfortable one.
Brvn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 04:39 PM   #4
Catnap
zungguzungguguzungguzeng
Thread Starter
 
Catnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bikes: Zunow, Jo Routens, Bridgestone, Mercier, Cannondale
Posts: 1,230
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i guess it's appropriate for a Pista seen in midtown in front of an overpriced cafe.

*edit*

for those interested - http://www.jonnycycles.com/stems.html

and also, maybe this bike belongs to "Squid" as mentioned in this blog post: http://jonnycycles.blogspot.com/2007...head-stem.html
Catnap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 04:51 PM   #5
zazquatch
zazzhole
 
zazquatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes: pista, pista concept.
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brvn View Post
The dangerous and uncomfortable one.


OH CHRIST IM TURNING INTO A NORMAL BFSSFG POSTER MUST BE CAREFUL.

Seriously though, a dangerous and uncomfortable one.
i don't like it and i'm sure it's uncomfortable, but what's dangerous about it?
zazquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 05:05 PM   #6
Brvn
Senior Member
 
Brvn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Norman, OK
Bikes:
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Well if you are anything like me and you cycle any sort of distance or at decent cadence and arnt in the absolute best shape imaginable or a robot, your hands might get sweaty. You might then hit some sort of bump and you know, slip off the bars and impale your chest WITH A SHAAAARK.
Brvn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 05:22 PM   #7
markhr
POWERCRANK addict
 
markhr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: North Acton, West London, UK
Bikes:
Posts: 3,783
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Catnap View Post
i guess it's appropriate for a Pista seen in midtown in front of an overpriced cafe.

*edit*

for those interested - http://www.jonnycycles.com/stems.html

and also, maybe this bike belongs to "Squid" as mentioned in this blog post: http://jonnycycles.blogspot.com/2007...head-stem.html
Thanks for posting that. Interesting stuff, especially the full stainless 953 CX frame option...

edit: nevermind, pedals were customer's choice
__________________
shameless POWERCRANK plug
Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
Condor Cycles - quite possibly the best bike shop in London
Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

Last edited by markhr; 10-02-08 at 05:28 PM. Reason: doh!
markhr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 05:42 PM   #8
Jabba Degrassi
FNG
 
Jabba Degrassi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Bikes: 2008 IRO Angus, 2008 Jamis Exile 29er
Posts: 2,313
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zazquatch View Post
i don't like it and i'm sure it's uncomfortable, but what's dangerous about it?
Nothing.
Jabba Degrassi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 08:50 PM   #9
Brvn
Senior Member
 
Brvn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Norman, OK
Bikes:
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I suppose thats on opinion robot hands.
Brvn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 10:39 PM   #10
solbrothers
Banned.
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: on the moon
Bikes: Cinelli Mash
Posts: 2,022
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
tarck shark
solbrothers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 11:10 PM   #11
zazquatch
zazzhole
 
zazquatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes: pista, pista concept.
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brvn View Post
Well if you are anything like me and you cycle any sort of distance or at decent cadence and arnt in the absolute best shape imaginable or a robot, your hands might get sweaty. You might then hit some sort of bump and you know, slip off the bars and impale your chest WITH A SHAAAARK.
I wasn't referring to the bars comfort and I wouldn't use a bike set up like that for long distance rides. I thought he meant the bars had some sort of mechanical failure to it. Slippery bars, then grip them up. Of course any bar without grips would be slippery. I read the blog he said the bars come with clear Keirin grips FYI. Those bars are stupid ugly for sure.
zazquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 11:11 PM   #12
Sixty Fiver
Bicycle Repair Man !!!
 
Sixty Fiver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: YEG
Bikes: See my sig...
Posts: 27,264
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 10 Post(s)
Those are some seriously fugly bars.
Sixty Fiver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 11:20 PM   #13
Brvn
Senior Member
 
Brvn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Norman, OK
Bikes:
Posts: 175
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You can buy clear grips, those clearly do not have grips on them. I used to only have my drops wrapped and the first time I rode in the rain I wrapped the rest of the bars. Stuff gets mad slippery. Plus oklahoma roads are notoriously thrashed.
Brvn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 11:57 PM   #14
jodypolk
never eaten better listen
 
jodypolk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
anybody arguing that unwrapped bars isn't dangerous is silly.
jodypolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-08, 11:58 PM   #15
jodypolk
never eaten better listen
 
jodypolk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 763
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
also, who the **** would want a 1-piece bar/stem combo that costs more than a good stem and 2-3 sets of bars that you could swap out?
jodypolk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-08, 12:13 AM   #16
hxzero
Needs to Ride More
 
hxzero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Long Beach, CA
Bikes: 1996 Bianchi EL/OS, 1991 Miyata QuickCross
Posts: 770
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
so you can have a mo-fuggin SHARK as handlebars
hxzero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-08, 12:28 AM   #17
Mr Wiggles
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 125
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
They look bad, but look even worse with that huge brake lever on it. God those things are awful.
Mr Wiggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-08, 02:00 AM   #18
Mazaev
member
 
Mazaev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes: '05 Fuji Silhouette, '06 Specialized Tarmac Comp, '06 Bianchi Pista
Posts: 359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ehhem... Took a look at that johnycycles site.. wow.

Mazaev is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-08, 08:37 AM   #19
zazquatch
zazzhole
 
zazquatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes: pista, pista concept.
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jodypolk View Post
anybody arguing that unwrapped bars isn't dangerous is silly.
Agreed. Grip/Wrap your junk.
zazquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-08, 09:19 AM   #20
Jabba Degrassi
FNG
 
Jabba Degrassi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Toronto, ON
Bikes: 2008 IRO Angus, 2008 Jamis Exile 29er
Posts: 2,313
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by zazquatch View Post
I wasn't referring to the bars comfort and I wouldn't use a bike set up like that for long distance rides. I thought he meant the bars had some sort of mechanical failure to it. Slippery bars, then grip them up. Of course any bar without grips would be slippery. I read the blog he said the bars come with clear Keirin grips FYI. Those bars are stupid ugly for sure.
I'm glad you cleared that up, because I had no idea what Brvn meant when he replied to the question "what type of handlebar is this" with "the dangerous one and uncomfortable one." What's so dangerous about them? It's not a real shark...

There is nothing inherently dangerous or uncomfortable about those bars. No bars have grips/tape built it, they all have to have grips/tape installed by someone. These bars can be gripped/taped as easily as any other bars.
Jabba Degrassi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-08, 09:39 AM   #21
Catnap
zungguzungguguzungguzeng
Thread Starter
 
Catnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Bikes: Zunow, Jo Routens, Bridgestone, Mercier, Cannondale
Posts: 1,230
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
it's stuff like this that makes me want to take up metal working again and whip up some bizarre bike components.
Catnap is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-08, 11:32 AM   #22
bitterspeak
Cat 7 Pro
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Bikes: Fuji Roubaix Pro
Posts: 448
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I would seriously consider buying those if they didn't cost so much.
bitterspeak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-08, 12:21 PM   #23
superb
is a strong rider
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Boston
Bikes:
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The brake lever kills it.
superb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-08, 12:26 PM   #24
erichsia
thread derailleur
 
erichsia's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: beyond Thunderdome
Bikes: 82 Bianchi ECO Pista, Pake, Kilo TT, some *** bmx i found underneath an old house
Posts: 1,095
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kinda funny, cause on Johnny's site, it says that "Does NOT work with any brake lever (due to the 1" diameter)"
erichsia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-08, 02:36 PM   #25
zazquatch
zazzhole
 
zazquatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes: pista, pista concept.
Posts: 126
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
I'm glad you cleared that up, because I had no idea what Brvn meant when he replied to the question "what type of handlebar is this" with "the dangerous one and uncomfortable one." What's so dangerous about them? It's not a real shark...

There is nothing inherently dangerous or uncomfortable about those bars. No bars have grips/tape built it, they all have to have grips/tape installed by someone. These bars can be gripped/taped as easily as any other bars.
Word. For me personally they would definitely be uncomfortable. I've tried risers, drops, and my back,neck and arms get sore fast. I have nothing against ppl riding flats/risers or even shark bars, ahah. If you prefer them that's great.
zazquatch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:20 PM.