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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 11-16-10, 12:08 AM   #1
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heres some good fixie handlebars!!!

Its not a SS or fixed gear but im always in this forum and figured the ss/fg people could enjoy it. Found this bike for sale on the local craigslist!
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Old 11-16-10, 12:27 AM   #2
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needs more aero
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Old 11-16-10, 03:30 AM   #3
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Yup, nearly unlimited riding positions to choose from.
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Old 11-16-10, 06:43 AM   #4
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and they only take about an hour to navigate through the quill stem to mount them.
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Old 11-16-10, 07:07 AM   #5
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<3 the 90s.
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Old 11-16-10, 07:14 AM   #6
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you must live by me, i saw this today too
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Old 11-16-10, 08:50 AM   #7
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I've got some of those bars. Had them on a 12" kids bike that we used for joking around.

Thinking about putting them on one of my road bikes.... I wouldn't try busting out a skid holding onto the ends tho, they are pretty flexy and you get a ton of leverage at the stem...

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Old 11-16-10, 09:52 AM   #8
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The brake placement seems strange. Other than that I want it...
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Old 11-16-10, 10:54 AM   #9
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I've seen these before. IIRC they're a short-lived Scott or Easton aero bar design that was (obviously) intended for mostly Triathalons.

Pretty ridiculous, and definitely one of the stranger designs I've come across.
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So apparently the only time he needs to brake is during field sprints out of the saddle?
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Old 11-16-10, 12:57 PM   #11
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Or when he's doing handstands on the handlebars?
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"I would like 4 packages of bar tape please."
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So one person gets ripped apart for refering to fixed gear geometry, but not a word has been said about a set of fixie handle bars?
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So one person gets ripped apart for refering to fixed gear geometry, but not a word has been said about a set of fixie handle bars?
Cause this **** is funny. Get used to BF.
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I think those bars look extremely impractical. Also, they are ugly as sin. I would never spend money on those, and if I got them for free, I would not use them. What a bad idea.
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Old 11-16-10, 02:29 PM   #16
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Could chop them and use then for 3 or 4 practical bars.
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!!!! I just bought the gripshifts that fit on those bars new in box at goodwill. the copyright says 1989.
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So apparently the only time he needs to brake is during field sprints out of the saddle?
Yup. True even now.

Really, how different are the hand positions between the two bikes?:



One is just the ancestor to the other.

Of course, there are no field sprints in time trial racing. The drops are used during starting, cornering, climbing, and braking.
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and its a quill stem. It's like navigating a maze to get those bars on or off.
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Old 11-16-10, 04:56 PM   #21
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Oh, how I love the captioning on this image. Never gets old.

I actually remember seeing bars like these on an ebay posting once, except they were covered in garish yellow bar tape, and the aerobar part was connected at the end, so that the bars were just one giant loop.
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Blame Lemond or tri geeks
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wow... those are... wow...
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I am absolutely convinced that triathletes only ride bikes because they have to.
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