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Old 07-10-06, 10:13 AM   #1
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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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Old 07-13-06, 07:27 AM   #2
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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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Old 07-15-06, 11:00 AM   #3
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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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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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