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Old 04-13-15, 07:37 PM
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Can anyone tell me what type of handlebar this is?




Hello to all,
I bought these at a swap meet the other day out of curiosity. I am sure they must be common but I have never seen this type of bar before, can anyone shed some light on them? They seem very oddball to me.
Regards, Ben
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Old 04-13-15, 08:06 PM
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Scott "Drop In" bar, IIRC.
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And the car is a '58 Corvette. So why are there bike parts laying on the hood?
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they were an interesting concept, but the "in" part of them was rather flexy. At least too much so for me when I had a set. It was nice in a drop bar mtb paired with stem shifters when riding in the wind, but other than that the flex was too much.
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Originally Posted by mgreen3691 View Post
And the car is a '58 Corvette. So why are there bike parts laying on the hood?
mgreen,
I was worried I might bend the fork on my schwinn varsity! Good Eye
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Old 04-13-15, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
they were an interesting concept, but the "in" part of them was rather flexy. At least too much so for me when I had a set. It was nice in a drop bar mtb paired with stem shifters when riding in the wind, but other than that the flex was too much.
himespau,
interesting, did the ends bump the frame or was there enough clearance....they don't look very comfortable. I did a google search and found the bars, but no photos in use.
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Old 04-13-15, 09:17 PM
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look like a much better option for bum bars
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Old 04-13-15, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by thenomad View Post
look like a much better option for bum bars
thenomad, I am almost afraid to ask this but what are bum bars?
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The Scott's were grey color. That one looks shiny. Perhaps another brand? I'm curious how these would work mounted upside down, for someone desiring a much higher position.
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There should be some pictures of Greg lemond using the Scott bar floating around on the net.
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
himespau,
interesting, did the ends bump the frame or was there enough clearance....they don't look very comfortable. I did a google search and found the bars, but no photos in use.
Regards, Ben
I don't remember them contacting the frame at all. Could have been the height I had the bars at. Here was that bike in overloaded commuter mode as I had it at one time.


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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
thenomad, I am almost afraid to ask this but what are bum bars?
Regards, Ben
Flipped up drop bars, like you often see bums riding.






(I stole that pic from Catnap's site...)
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Specialezed also made these kind of bars, in shiny alimunium (made by Nitto?).
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
I don't remember them contacting the frame at all. Could have been the height I had the bars at. Here was that bike in overloaded commuter mode as I had it at one time.




will this is very interesting...looks unstable to me, did you use them for touring?
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Originally Posted by The Golden Boy View Post
Flipped up drop bars, like you often see bums riding.





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I learned another thing today and I was glad it was not the english term for bum.
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Originally Posted by Chuckk View Post
Very flexy, but better if you can find the triple wide stem sleeves they came with.

Hands over the top or under?
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
will this is very interesting...looks unstable to me, did you use them for touring?
Nah, just commuting. But Greg Lemond raced with them (of course better bike and not all that crap on the bars).
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thanks for the responses..I will give it a try. regards, ben
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Originally Posted by paulkal View Post
Specialezed also made these kind of bars, in shiny alimunium (made by Nitto?).
I saw a set of these made by Nitto at a mom & pop bike shop in Kyoto. Didn't grab a pic--noteworthy though!
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