saw this on 57th street today, thought it looked interesting.
Johnny Cycles Hammerhead. Worth as much as the Pista it's on.
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 guess it's appropriate for a Pista seen in midtown in front of an overpriced cafe.
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
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.
Last edited by markhr; 10-02-08 at 05:28 PM. Reason: doh!
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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!
I suppose thats on opinion robot hands.
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.
so you can have a mo-fuggin SHARK as handlebars
They look bad, but look even worse with that huge brake lever on it. God those things are awful.
ehhem... Took a look at that johnycycles site.. wow.
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.
I would seriously consider buying those if they didn't cost so much.
The brake lever kills it.
Kinda funny, cause on Johnny's site, it says that "Does NOT work with any brake lever (due to the 1" diameter)"