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Old 08-01-18, 05:06 PM
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Behind bars on the Loire a Velo trail in France!

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Old 08-01-18, 05:22 PM
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A different angle, my '64 Legnano on a morning ride, and my Raleigh looking over the burned hills near Ojai, CA, from Sulphur Mountain .
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Old 08-03-18, 01:16 PM
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Thanks for the new additions.

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Originally Posted by Paul Barnard
Thanks for the new additions.

Never seen bars like that. Are those mtn bike bars with drop extensions? I dont see any brake levers, or are they just under the red grips? The red grips look too short to get a hold of. Off topic, but do you have another full on view of your set up? Definitely unique to me in 50+ years "behind bars". I ride 90% "on the hoods", or on the curved part just above the drop, not possible with yours. Interesting thread. Never knew there were so many bar configurations. Nice pictures, too.

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Old 08-03-18, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Slightspeed
Never seen bars like that. Are those mtn bike bars with drop extensions? I dont see any brake levers, or are they just under the red grips? The red grips look too short to get a hold of. Off topic, but do you have another full on view of your set up? Definitely unique to me in 50+ years "behind bars". I ride 90% "on the hoods", or on the curved part just above the drop, not possible with yours. Interesting thread. Never knew there were so many bar configurations. Nice pictures, too.
It's a Schwinn Super Sport GS frame that I bought for $30 from Nasbar. I built it up as a commuter type bike with mountain bike triple gearing and Grip Shift shifters. I spen most of my time with my hands on the top of the drop bar bolt on ends. I extended the foam grip padding over the bolt to give a little extra cushioning since I keep my hands there. It feels much like riding the hood on a road bike. The red grips are short, but you have to look at the grip part of the shifters as an extension of the red grips. In the city I keep my hands there on the controls. The brakes are hidden behind the bars. Maybe it's best just to consider it a flat bar road bike with drop bar ends. Maybe this pic gives you a better idea of the configuration.

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Well, I finally went and bought myself a Pashley. A local deal on Craigslist came up and I pounced.

Here's what she looks like in crotch-vision:



... and here's what she looks like from the drive-side:



This is going to be an interesting journey...

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Old 09-23-18, 09:13 PM
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Old 09-24-18, 01:14 AM
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Does this ? more beside bars than behind but another Reason to be Cheerful - tonight's full moon didn't happen last w/e
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Old 09-24-18, 01:25 AM
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Citibike New York City by 1nterceptor, on Flickr
A very unsafe spot.
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the pictures I could have taken might not be as nice looking as most have taken, but the "oh wow" or "smh" moments could be entertaining to some lol
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Atmospheric ride.

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Imagine coming around a switchback at 30 MPH only to find a dude sitting in the middle of the road after a wipe out !

This was the second time I saw a dude eat it on the descent. First time the dude was not so lucky. He could not get on his bike and was barely coherent. I ended up riding down to get my vehicle, drove back up and drove him home so his wife could take him to the ER. Didn't want an ambulance. Broken rib, fractured shoulder and a concussion.


Descending a mountain road Glendora Mtn Rd.
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Originally Posted by GuessWhoCycling

Imagine coming around a switchback at 30 MPH only to find a dude sitting in the middle of the road after a wipe out !

This was the second time I saw a dude eat it on the descent. First time the dude was not so lucky. He could not get on his bike and was barely coherent. I ended up riding down to get my vehicle, drove back up and drove him home so his wife could take him to the ER. Didn't want an ambulance. Broken rib, fractured shoulder and a concussion.


Descending a mountain road Glendora Mtn Rd.
Was there a caveat to take away from this? Did he zig instead of zag?
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Originally Posted by KraneXL
Was there a caveat to take away from this? Did he zig instead of zag?
I don't know this guy's case but the first crash I know what happened. We were at a popular rest stop 8 miles up getting ready for a 2300 ft descent with switchbacks. The guy arrived at the rest stop and said he was unusually tired as he did the climb often and his back was starting to hurt. I told him that maybe he had a soft tire. He said no that he had checked it already and it wasn't the problem.

When I arrived at his crash scene, he was out of it. I checked his tires and sure enough, the front was soft. I never do this descent without checking my tires one way or another. The stop and squeeze, or if needed, the bounce and push on the bars to make sure the front tire is not bouncy, and even the rear.

Oh, edit, BTW, there was a Ca state champion road racer that got killed on this same road a few years back. He was racing with his buddies down the road, hit a vehicle head on during a training ride.

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