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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 09-19-09, 10:31 AM   #1
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i think i cut my handlebars too short

i borrowed a hacksaw from my friendly neighbor and decided to cut my handlebar. it was it was 22inch which is 55cm~ and i made them 16inch = 40cm. Do you guys its too short? My dad does. :/
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Old 09-19-09, 10:34 AM   #2
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my road drops are 40cm... so no
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Are your shoulders wider than 40cm? For me that would be a little short.
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Old 09-19-09, 12:47 PM   #4
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are you measuring edge to edge? If you are it's actually a 38cm.
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Old 09-19-09, 12:53 PM   #5
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no, not too short. Should be fine.
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Old 09-19-09, 01:52 PM   #6
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where the hell is that picture of the bike with about 1 finger's worth of bar on either side of the stem?
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Old 09-19-09, 02:15 PM   #7
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What kind of bars are you cutting?
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Old 09-19-09, 02:28 PM   #8
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what the **** kind of question is this? if YOU think theyre fine, then theyre fine. What, are they gonna be too short to be legal? (38 states require 41cm bars).
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Old 09-19-09, 02:30 PM   #9
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I like your enthusiasm redline. And I was just asking for you guy's opinions. And my shoulder is exactly 40cm, i made it match my shoulder width. I will post a picture soon.
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Old 09-19-09, 02:39 PM   #10
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what the **** kind of question is this? if YOU think theyre fine, then theyre fine. What, are they gonna be too short to be legal? (38 states require 41cm bars).
I hope Oregon is not included in that list.

Eeither way, I am fine as my bars are ~41cm.
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Old 09-19-09, 02:44 PM   #11
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Old 09-19-09, 02:52 PM   #12
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what the **** kind of question is this? if YOU think theyre fine, then theyre fine. What, are they gonna be too short to be legal? (38 states require 41cm bars).

this is BFSSFG, personal opinion doesn't matter here. it's the mass opinion that does.
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Old 09-19-09, 06:13 PM   #13
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What do you guys think?
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Old 09-19-09, 06:18 PM   #14
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thats a lot wider than most flat bars you see on fixed gears.
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Old 09-19-09, 06:28 PM   #15
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where the hell is that picture of the bike with about 1 finger's worth of bar on either side of the stem?
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Old 09-19-09, 06:41 PM   #16
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don't kill me... but that looks pretty cool. I'd never run a plain oury riser stuffed in the stem but its great for ****s and giggles.

@squeegeesunny in anycase, your handlebars are good man. Don't sweat it. If you feel that they are too narrow just buy a different set of cheap risers and put em on.
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Old 09-19-09, 07:03 PM   #17
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Your bars look fine.
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Old 09-19-09, 07:08 PM   #18
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what kind of frame is that with the short bars?
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Old 09-19-09, 07:13 PM   #19
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Brooklyn Machine Works, and they also did those bars (as a joke).
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Old 09-19-09, 07:20 PM   #20
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squeejee - they look great to this guy. Are they comfortable?
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yea man, they are comfortable, i just hope people dont think i am too much of a hipster. i just did it for comfort
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Old 09-19-09, 08:37 PM   #22
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I cut my bars to the width of the stem clamp area. That bike sucks.
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yea man, they are comfortable, i just hope people dont think i am too much of a hipster. i just did it for comfort
F*ck what people think. If you like it, like it.
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F*ck what people think. If you like it, like it.
QTF everyone has to develop their own style. Do what you do and the way you like it, that's what truly makes things cool.
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this is ridiculous,
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