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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 04-19-12, 08:33 PM   #1
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Thinking about Double wrapping my bars

I have nitto drop bars and they are great for short rides. If i go longer than two hours ill be feeling it in my hands for the rest of the night.


Thinking about double wrapping my bars. Just wondering if there is an unspoken rule against this. Id consider riding gloves but Id lose them.

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Old 04-19-12, 08:35 PM   #2
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what's the worst that could happen? people on the internet could laugh at you? do what makes riding your bike enjoyable.
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Old 04-19-12, 08:36 PM   #3
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It's probably because you're not hard enough for track status amount of drop.

Get road bars my friends. That, or HTFU.
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Old 04-19-12, 08:42 PM   #4
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Track drops plus road riding... It just sucks. Extra wraps won't help.
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If you're doing 2 hour rides on track drops, that's the problem. Get some road drops(with or without hoods) and decent tape and you'll probably be much more comfortable.

Alternatively, you could double wrap your bars. I mean, who wouldn't want bars as thick as red bull cans?
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Old 04-19-12, 08:45 PM   #6
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I hear double-wrapping is not effective, more friction
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the problem is not more cushion, it's your hand being on one position for 2 hours, you most probably try to grip near the stem but it's not something to do it prolonged. As everyone said, get some road drops preferably with hoods for more hand positions.
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Old 04-19-12, 09:25 PM   #8
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I prefer gloves.
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I double wrap my road bike bars. It's not unusual. I wrap below the levers and leave the tops single wrapped (oval shaped on top so I don't feel it's needed there).
It is more comfortable for long rides and the thicker diameter helps with leverage and grip comfort.

Try it out, I think you will like it.
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i just ride no-handed.
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Nobody will laugh at you. You already wrapped it up to the stem and put a big wad of electrical tape on the ends, how could doing it twice be any worse?
You've got to determine if Tarck Status is more important than constant hand pain.
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Old 04-19-12, 10:05 PM   #12
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problem is too much weight on your hands. try moving the seat back a bit to take the weight off your hands
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Old 04-19-12, 10:38 PM   #13
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You have the wrong handlebar setup. Sell them and get some road drops, bull horns, or risers.
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try cutting a used inner tube in half and wrapping it under the bar tape
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