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Old 10-18-06, 05:41 PM   #1
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Aerobar?

Should I buy this one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...4231&rd=1&rd=1

My dad has an aerobar on his fixie and I like to ride with it (just takes a while for me to quit scaring the carp out of myself, I'm afraid I might crash). Does anyone here use aerobars? Is this a good deal?

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Old 10-18-06, 06:03 PM   #2
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Hi max,

No, just stick with the basics. You have a whole (and hopefully very long) lifetime to get into other aspects of cycling. If you haven't seen the movie, The Karate Kid, watch it and think, "wax, wax off" with respect to becoming an accomplished cyclist.
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agree with cleave. best to stick to the basics when starting out. master what you already have before moving on to other things. otherwise it might be max on...max off...in the weeds. with a concussion.

besides, you'll always be able to find killer deals on aero bars.
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I think I'll disobey you and get this. You don't have to feel sorry for me when I die .
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Agreed +3 - Areo bars = Time trials + Tris - no regular road (most of the time) + you should get more experience first...
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I think I'll disobey you and get this. You don't have to feel sorry for me when I die .
Just curious...why do you ask for the opinion of experienced cyclists and then completely ignore them? If you're just going to do your own thing then do it and don't bother posting about it.
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Just curious...why do you ask for the opinion of experienced cyclists and then completely ignore them? If you're just going to do your own thing then do it and don't bother posting about it.
Look at his other posts. He's not a serious poster, just some guy with too much time to waste so he posts questions he sees elsewhere on this forum and other random stuff just to be silly. Sometimes I oblige him with an answer that's just vague enough that if he had half a brain he would understand. other times, i just laugh and move along.
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Look at his other posts. He's not a serious poster, just some guy with too much time to waste so he posts questions he sees elsewhere on this forum and other random stuff just to be silly. Sometimes I oblige him with an answer that's just vague enough that if he had half a brain he would understand. other times, i just laugh and move along.
Oh, I know...I usually ignore him. Sometimes my fingers can't help but reply though!
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reminds me of something i put on a helmet a long time ago
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reminds me of something i put on a helmet a long time ago
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i had the Vision TT clip on for a little bit, didnt like the way it took out the hand position on the flats. plus it made the bike heavier so i returned it. one thing i did like about it was the different (aero) position and a place to rest your arms during long rides. but if youre not TTing or a Tri, you dont need it. if youre not initially comfortable with one anyways, dont get it. save your money towards something else.


oh well too late.
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I had Scott DH bars when they first came out and absolutely loved them. I think I'm just going to go with some clip-ons on the new bike eventually though. I really got used to being able to lay down and be in a more aero position. Granted this was 15+ years ago so I may throw the clip-ons on and decide I don't like them as much as I used to.
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And I do take your advice, most of the time anyway...
Besides, it got to expensive with the stupid snipers...
Grumble grumble...
I never said you had half a brain. I said you'd understand it if you have half a brain. Whether you understand it or not, I did not say. I would never make such an assumption having not met you. I do take an offense to such violent language, though. Peace.
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unless you ride in an area w/ no stop light or signs for a long period of time, aero bars are not for you.
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+1.

I was thinking the same thing, brandy.

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As I read the post? The guy isn't asking an opinion on whether or not he should use one, he's saying his dad has one and he wants one. I read it as is this set up a good buy and should he buy it? That's the opinion he asking.

Not whether or not he should use one.

Max, like somone else said, there are always good deals, shop around.

Things to think about?

You need to practice with aerobars. First shakey and unstable. With practice, you'll be an expert. I tried them like 8 years ago cause I thought it was cool. Found that after you master them, you can easily pick up one mile an hour while down on the bars. Adds more riding postitions for comfort. That's why many long distance riders use them, take the strain off the wrists sharing it with other parts of the body.

When I first tried 'em, I could only stay down for maybe 100 yards. Then 500, then 1/4 mile, then forever. Takes developing some flexibilty along with balance.

The Bad part? Many riders will not want to ride with you in a paceline. Their thoughts are that you do not have a quick response time to access the brakes if need. Which is very important in a paceline as one must feather the brakes quite often in a fast paceline. Also other riders feel that you do not have good control while down on the bars. If you plan on riding solo, it's not all that bad, but don't expect others to want to ride with you when they see your set up. They feel you are a risk to them and yourself.

I took mine off as the weight, other's trust in me, overrode the speed benefit, which is minimal. Once you start riding the hills, the bars may hinder your climbing in one way or another. AND! It isn't safe riding aerobars down a mtn at 40 mph. I'm sure some do, but it's not worththe risk to me!
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I never said you had half a brain. I said you'd understand it if you have half a brain. Whether you understand it or not, I did not say. I would never make such an assumption having not met you. I do take an offense to such violent language, though. Peace.
Ok I'm sorry...
I didn't get the bars anyways...
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And if I ever really want some I can just steal 'em off my dads bike .
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And if I ever really want some I can just steal 'em off my dads bike .
Or just take your dad's bike for a ride. j/k my dad would flip if I took off on his beloved Merckx.
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