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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 01-24-09, 03:54 PM   #1
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Risers and brakes?

I'm getting some risers tonight and wanted to see some examples of what risers look like with brakes. A lot of my friends are telling me to stick with my drops because brakes look terrible with risers but I wanna see for myself. Just post up some pics of your bike with risers and a brake. Thanks alot! Btw even if they do look pretty bad idc because I am not riding without a break haha I'm too p****.
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Old 01-24-09, 05:28 PM   #2
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I would only be concerned about how your bike looks. Brakes are not important. You and your bike will look cool when you hit the back of a car.
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my bike, when it had risers/brake

doesn't look too bad imo.
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Old 01-24-09, 05:39 PM   #4
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bars designed for hybrids and mountain bikes look dumb with brakes?
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bars designed for hybrids and mountain bikes look dumb with brakes?
Interesting. I've heard bikes with saddles look stupid too...
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Old 01-24-09, 06:17 PM   #6
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my bike, when it had risers/brake

doesn't look too bad imo.
Thanks jeffrey. That helped a lot cus that's my bike
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Old 01-24-09, 06:25 PM   #7
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If anything brakes look best with risers IMO.
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is that the masi sprint? how do you like that frame? I'm a bit interested in one for my hypothetical build that will probably never happen.
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I would only be concerned about how your bike looks. Brakes are not important. You and your bike will look cool when you hit the back of a car.
I personally hate riding bikes with tires on them. Bare tubes or bust.
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Old 01-24-09, 08:35 PM   #11
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I personally hate riding bikes with tires on them. Bare tubes or bust.
psh... tubes are for posers
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wow you're friends....you need new ones
Anyhoo, risers look great with brakes, and having two is even cooler looking

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brakes look bad, so don't use one.
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is that the masi sprint? how do you like that frame? I'm a bit interested in one for my hypothetical build that will probably never happen.
That's a MASI Speciale Fixed, silly name but very nice bike although not worth the price tag MASI slapped on these things.
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wow, the best threads happen past 2 in the morning!
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Hey,

These are two of the ways,





Don't remind me about the color.

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This was my bike's set-up a year and a half or so ago, set up for cruisin. Unfortunately its the only picture i have of my bike with risers and a brake.

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Ever see a mountain bike?
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