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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 08-23-04, 02:09 PM   #1
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New Fixie

I just bought my first fixed gear, a used Fugi track bike. I like it because it was cheap and has a road-type geo rather than track. Anyway, I've notice many people here using longhorn handlebars. Is there an advantage to those over a typical road bar?

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Old 08-23-04, 02:37 PM   #2
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good for goring peds
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comfort, handling, playing with yourself
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If you spend most of your time on your hoods then bullhorns are for you. If you have brakes you will have more leverage on the lever as well.
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Old 08-23-04, 02:56 PM   #5
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also good for drying your wet socks
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