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Old 03-01-21, 06:34 PM
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cubewheels
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Bullhorn+STI okay for group rides?

I was contemplating on buying a bullhorn for my road bike for mainly two reasons - can't find 380mm wide dropbar with long reach within my budget and I don't really use the drops anyway.

However, there's plenty of bullhorns at my budget with the width and reach I need. If I get a bullhorn, I'll be installing it flipped upside down.

A bullhorn flipped is essentially a dropbar without the drops and with the STI installed in exactly the same position as you would in a regular dropbar, it would be held in exactly the same way when riding "in the hoods" as would in a regular dropbar.

However, would the thing disqualify me for group rides? I can't imagine how a bullhorn with an STI lever installed upright (same position as in dropbar) would be impaling anyone in an accident.
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