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    Oscillation overthruster Dr. Banzai's Avatar
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    Has anyone made a 31.8 track drop?

    Ha! I got you in here to lambaste me. But I'm asking a serious question.

    Has any company made a prototype track drop where the 31.8 diameter continues for the entire length of the tubing? I have really big hands and would love a fat handlebar at the grip. Bar plugs would be custom as well.

    Think anyone would be interested in making a custom set of bars? Are there any small manufacturers out there that do custom bars?

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    I think 31.8 all around would be weird. I too have big hands and I feel like normal bars + typical thick cork tape is too much, but that's just me.

    If nothing comes up then you can just wrap your bars with old tubes until you have the desired bar thickness
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    Oscillation overthruster Dr. Banzai's Avatar
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    I've thought about a double wrap. It's new bike fever too. I have a new ride that I'll be putting together this week and I'd like something different on it.

    There is a custom builder in town and a few component manufacturers. I might make some calls, see if anyone would make something for me.

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    Race Face maybe?
    They might make the custom bar for you but you might blow a ton of money away if you end up not liking the bar.

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    Yeah, they are just down the street and Blackspire is a 9 minute drive away on Annacis. Neither of them make a track bar but I'd be willing to try a 31.8 bullhorn too.

    My XXXL digits would be happy.

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    how long are your fingers?
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    Long enough that every pair of gloves I have ever owned my fingers bottom out. Middle finger, center of knuckle to tip is 5 inches.

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    Deda makes both track drops and bullhorns in 31.8. They are 31.8 where they connect to the stem and taper off. I switch between both on my bike and I love them.

    drops:
    http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...r.aspx?sc=FRGL

    Bullhorns:
    http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=6853

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    cant read can we?
    31.8 all the way, not stem

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    uh oh, I made a mistake on the internet and it took you less than a minute to correct me. You win the prize ******bag.

    and btw, even though they taper off they are still wider around than any other drops I've used. The horns have a sort of aero section on the flats that is very wide around.

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    Not wide enough. Hence the question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by generate View Post
    uh oh, I made a mistake on the internet and it took you less than a minute to correct me. You win the prize ******bag.

    and btw, even though they taper off they are still wider around than any other drops I've used. The horns have a sort of aero section on the flats that is very wide around.
    who cares if they are wider than any drops you've used
    they arent what he asked for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Banzai View Post
    Middle finger, center of knuckle to tip is 5 inches.
    YOU'RE A FREAK!! Mine is only about 4.5 inches
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    deda is releasing a 35mm bar.

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    Well that Deda bar does use half the bar for the 35mm diameter. And I do like ergo drops. Hmmm.


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    ^^^Elephant tusks^^^

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    I was thinking sabre tooth handlebars. I think elephant bars works better.

    I'm sure the price for carbon bars like that along with a new stem would just make me double wrap my bars.

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    Yeah, that price tag is probably as big as the bar diameter. Still, kind of surprised Deda didn't just integrate the setup like a lot of the carbon aero-wing bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairnet View Post
    YOU'RE A FREAK!! Mine is only about 4.5 inches
    I'm about 4.75.

    I would consider 31.8 bars.

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    I emailed Blackspire this morning. I'd get them to copy my deda pista bars but with 31.8. They might laugh at me but I'd be willing to pay a decent price for some one off bars that fit my hands without being 7mm of mushy foam.

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    try grips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Banzai View Post
    without being 7mm of mushy foam.
    Wouldn't all that mushy foam be nice and comfortable though? I'd just double wrap with cork bar tape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adriano View Post
    try grips.
    Yeah some Oury grips on my track drops would look really slick.

    Double wrap would be comfortable. It's the easy solution. Not the preferred solution. Yes, I know I am being difficult.

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    Did you talk to any of them about custom fab costs? I'd like to get some 49cm road bars made to fit my ginormously wide shoulders. I'd be interested if you have any further info from them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Banzai View Post
    Well that Deda bar does use half the bar for the 35mm diameter. And I do like ergo drops. Hmmm.

    They don't look ergo though, do they? More classic, "pro" to my eyes.

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