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    Gone, but not forgotten Shiznaz's Avatar
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    Soviet style pursuit bars back on the track

    I did a few searches and could not find anything similar...

    I'm sure some of you are familiar with the Soviet style pursuit handlebars that were attched directly to the fork crown. I think they were banned by UCI a year or two after they debuted. They looked cool and made sense for pursuit. Looking on cyclingnews.com today I found a picture of Kiwi Sarah Ulmer riding a crazy looking Avanti with the same style of bars but in modern carbon form. So considering she won the world individual pursuit championships on them I assume they are legal and that they are also effective. Can any of you give me a little more info on them?



    edit - I found some more info here: http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?...04/news/sep27b
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    I didn't know those were ever banned. The design certainly makes sense for shorter riders - it's the simplest way to get the bars down that low without putting them too far forward with an angled stem. Or without using a smaller front wheel, which is banned, right?

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    illegal bars or not, that bike is amazing. i think i'm in love.
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    Sarah Ulmer is hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by classic1
    Sarah Ulmer is hot.
    +1.... Both her and the bike are hot.
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    What bike?

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    God I love skinsuits.

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