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Old 06-20-10, 04:56 AM   #1
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anyone run upside down chop and flops?

as in, the hooks pointing toward the ground? i saw a bike with them set up like that and it looked awesome. wondering about comfort though
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Old 06-20-10, 05:04 AM   #2
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I did. No on both account. It looks mediocre and not very comfortable as you must clench hard not to slip forward. ... I know because I used to ride on it myself. You don't wanna look foolish like me, do you?
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Old 06-20-10, 05:21 AM   #3
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well i was thinking id run them flat instead of angled down, but i guess looks are a matter of opinion
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Old 06-20-10, 05:32 AM   #4
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like this


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Exactly, that's what I did. But I felt dumb once I really got a real bullhorn. ... Especially because I had to cut a good drop bar for it just like that. (Then the no one would swap it with me and I don't need it. So it went into my trash bin. Guess you should've asked the last year, I could've given mine to you for free. I might've paid the shipping cost myself.)

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Old 06-20-10, 06:56 AM   #6
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maybe ill stick with my drops w/hoods
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What would be the advantage of that over running them right-side-up?
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my buddy does it and I've ridden his bike. I really dont understand it
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What would be the advantage of that over running them right-side-up?
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Exactly, that's what I did. But I felt dumb once I really got a real bullhorn. ... Especially because I had to cut a good drop bar for it just like that. (Then the no one would swap it with me and I don't need it. So it went into my trash bin. Guess you should've asked the last year, I could've given mine to you for free. I might've paid the shipping cost myself.)
Same here!
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Old 06-20-10, 11:31 AM   #11
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What would be the advantage of that over running them right-side-up?
none really, except that i like the look. if it could provide the same functionality and comfort as a regular bullhorn it might be worth trying
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Wouldn't these just be "chops"?
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Wouldn't these just be "chops"?
Yeah, I was wondering why no one said that earlier.
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if it could provide the same functionality and comfort as a regular bullhorn it might be worth trying
Looks like you shouldn't bother trying it then.
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like this



What bike is that?
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FOUR THOUSAND Euros for that?

Wow. Just. Wow. Spend 1000€ and then spend 3000€ travelling the world with the bike instead.
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You could just ride on the top of regular drops and it would be the same thing + 1 hand position. But you already have hoods so you're just psychotic.
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FOUR THOUSAND Euros for that?

Wow. Just. Wow. Spend 1000€ and then spend 3000€ travelling the world with the bike instead.
No ****, right?
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Let me get this straight. You want to unnecessarily remove a hand position because you saw another bike like that, and it "looked awesome?"
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I dunno about handle positions. I am just saying it isn't really worth awhile money-wise. For some people, s/he might need to pay to dispose of the trashed bars these days.

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Let me get this straight. You want to unnecessarily remove a hand position because you saw another bike like that, and it "looked awesome?"
Wait, are you telling us you didn't understand the original post? Geez.
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Wait, are you telling us you didn't understand the original post? Geez.
I know!
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that looks like doodies on the bars.
and doodie smeared all over the frame.

doodie bike.
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Looks SO uncomfortable to me. srsly.
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nope, never done that.
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