Join Date: May 2005
Location: Warshington, DeeCee
Bikes: giant ocr3, adapted to triathlon as best it can be. 1976 kia "star" women's "racing" (soon to be a beater commuter bike, it's brown!)
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I have an ocr3. i put profile century bars on it myself. the cyclocross brakes i left on, because i'm not sophisticated enough to strip them myself, and it was a new bike at the time, so why go through all that out of my own stupidity?
the profile bars are "clip-on", meaning there's a two-piece bracket, which can be tightened more or less on the front and back side of the handlebar. i tightened this around the brake handles and it just fit, and when adjusting the aerobars, it twists the brake levers with it. this means you can't exactly use the extra brake handles easily; you have to pop them back out from the slot in the bracket every time you brake.
it's still nice to have that extra option when i'm just crusing this thing down hills or whatnot...it's a nice enough bike, and a great way to get into tri. i did my first 1/2 IM this year on it.
let me know if this explanation makes no sense, i'll email you pics.
p.s. the sora shifters get out of whack pretty easily. get the free tuneups from your bike shop, then learn how to adjust your derailleur and barrel adjusters yourself, save some time.