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Old 11-27-12, 10:02 AM
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no bikes with drops in the rack ...

video-based evidence

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151309449435851
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Old 11-27-12, 10:38 AM
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wtf?
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Old 11-27-12, 10:46 AM
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Don't need no stinkin' video to show the obvious. Where people use bikes for personal transportation in significant numbers, bikes with drop handlebars, and other enthusiast choice components are seldom found.
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Interesting. I found 100% of bikes at my rack with drop bars this morning.
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In my home town people who ride bikes around town for transport/commuting tend to have flat bars.. 10 miles south though, the drop bar riders doing the same dwarf the flat bar riders, from my personal observations, and of course drop bars dominate the rec riders around here too.
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I'm scratching my head looking for a point to this thread...
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I see no mountain bikes (where is your Cube, acidfast?), no choppers, no fixies, no recumbrents, no Dutch cargo bikes... lots of bikes are not there! what a boring bike parking..

I recommend looking at Hamburg Uni parking, plenty of nice vintage drops, scorpions, MTBs...
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... but I *like* a neutral hand position!
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Interesting. I found 100% of bikes at my rack with drop bars this morning.
Got pictures?
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Got pictures?
i only accept video*


*parkour not required
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I live in the "Great Plains" area a full day's drive from a real mountain.
All I see are mountain bikes.
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I'm scratching my head looking for a point to this thread...
When you find one please post it.
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We're experiencing winter temps the early part of this week so bike commuters are fewer in numbers. As winter sets in, the percentage of bikes you see with drop bars, uh drop.

So far there's no snow and little ice so drop bar bikes are still well represented in and around our building.





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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Don't need no stinkin' video to show the obvious. Where people use bikes for personal transportation in significant numbers, bikes with drop handlebars, and other enthusiast choice components are seldom found.
What would you consider significant numbers? As the number of bike commuters and utility riders in Minneapolis have increased, I've noticed an up-tick in the percentage of drop bar bikes. Doesn't hurt that Surly is a local brand and that the Crosscheck and LHT are often outfitted with drop bars.
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Drops are for poseurs! ARRR!


Cool vid.
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I don't leave my drop bar bike in the rack, it comes inside with me. I think it's about 50/50 split around here. At my previous job, drop bars were a fairly strong majority.
My commuter has MTB bars. Last night I went out to get my bike and someone had parked a drop bar bike next to mine. Was really annoying getting my bike out of the rack. It's funny, because when I parked a drop bar bike out there it used to annoy me of all the upright bars because they would interfere with mine. Can't win.
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When you find one please post it.
BF needs more photos/videos (general content).
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Don't usually see Ferraris at Wal Mart either for some reason
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
Don't need no stinkin' video to show the obvious. Where people use bikes for personal transportation in significant numbers, bikes with drop handlebars, and other enthusiast choice components are seldom found.
a drop bar is not "an enthusiast" component. it is very practical and depending on the commuting situation many times a far better choice than other options.

I choose my bar/bike depending on distance. Most of my commutes and utility rides are under 5 miles so I use a bike with an upright position and North road style bars.

When I had a 10 mile each way commute I used road bike and bars as they were much mor effieicnt.

Flat (mountain bike bars) cause me nothing but pain and if you look at bars over time the majority of bars allow for a thumb pointing forward and palm facing in postiion.... instead of the thum pointing in, palm forward position of flat bars.
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Flat (mountain bike bars) cause me nothing but pain

I have the same problem myself. Simply can't ride with them.

But for people who prefer them, more power to 'em. Whatever works is for the rider.

What the "evidence" is intended to prove eludes me.
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I have trouble thinking of myself as an enthusiast when my destination is work.
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a drop bar is not "an enthusiast" component. it is very practical and depending on the commuting situation many times a far better choice than other options.

I choose my bar/bike depending on distance. Most of my commutes and utility rides are under 5 miles so I use a bike with an upright position and North road style bars.

When I had a 10 mile each way commute I used road bike and bars as they were much mor effieicnt.
I think it is reasonably safe to say that where people use bikes for personal transportation in significant numbers, few will be found parking their bikes after a 10 mile commute.
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Originally Posted by tjspiel View Post
What would you consider significant numbers?
Double digit percentage in daily use, year round.
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Even if the majority of commuting/utility cyclists use flat bars, what's the point? I don't think anyone's disputing that.
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