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Scott Drop-In Handlebars?

Old 08-09-07, 06:14 PM
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Scott Drop-In Handlebars?

Anyone else in the world run these? I searched and searched, but the only thing i found on the forums was an old pic of lance armstrong.
i love them. i think they're way stiffer and give better hand positions than regular drops.
anyone else?

 
Old 08-09-07, 06:51 PM
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I used to use them back around the time that picture was taken of Lance. They were cool, I think I ruined a couple of sets and then couldn't find them anymore.
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yeah, i figured that a lot of the lack-of-use was related more to obscurity than to suckiness. the shop i work in had about a dozen pairs, and i picked mine upo for $15, so it was a good gamble.
on a related note, anyone know if thery are still race legal?
 
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I still have a set of 42s in my basement, not doing anything. They are pretty neat, I used them when I went to university, I did a Benotto Rasta Bar Tape Theme with them! I might just bring them back from the dead! Thanks for the thread!

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Second sentence first word. I read "doping".
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I used to have a pair. I didn't consider them that stiff.
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I have a set, and raced on them. I pulled them off my old bike because they didn't go with the single-speed conversion I was doing. Now they're just in my parts bin.

I think they are pretty noodly, but that didn't bother me much.
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Originally Posted by bward1028 View Post
yeah, i figured that a lot of the lack-of-use was related more to obscurity than to suckiness. the shop i work in had about a dozen pairs, and i picked mine upo for $15, so it was a good gamble.
on a related note, anyone know if thery are still race legal?
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I first saw Lemond riding these when he was on Z...or whatever that team name was.
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Originally Posted by Dubbayoo View Post
I used to have a pair. I didn't consider them that stiff.
I agree, and THEN some. Mine were pretty flexy (44's). "Stiff" is one of the last adjectives that comes to mind in describing them. The extra hand positions were kinda cool, but I'm rarely in the drops anyway unless I'm descending. If they were still being made today, had ergonomic drops, came with a 31.8 clamp area, etc., I'd probably throw them on my bike just for the sake of it.
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I'm rarely in the drops now but if I am then I'm flying. I don't really want to be at top speed and away from the brakes so I wouldn't use them now.
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shockingly flexy....the Drop In II (I only ever saw Lemond use them..everyone else had given them away) had little struts down to the forks to stiffen them up.

Rubbish, imo.
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Originally Posted by ed073 View Post
shockingly flexy....the Drop In II (I only ever saw Lemond use them..everyone else had given them away) had little struts down to the forks to stiffen them up.

Rubbish, imo.
There was also the version that reconnected at the bottom with a little aerobar loop, and I'll bet those were pretty stiff, but the position seemed absurd. They had that neon yellow plastic nose piece that you unscrewed so you could get them through the stem.
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They should be legal. Bars don't end pointing forward or up.

Problem with the bars was the extra position got where your knees go. You end up looking like you're holding the bars on a little kids bike - your arms end up straight down and down the middle.

Hence the Scott Rakes. These put you in a better spot.

There was a crossbar product too - a bar that bridged the drops just below the brake lever. That put your hands a bit higher but it was tricky getting to them as the tops of the (normal) bar got in the way of getting to the cross bar. Called Hammer-something I think. I saw pictures from this year where racers were using this bar.

The Drop In bars were stiff up top and by the levers because they were sooooo heavily built - thick tubing probably strong enough for a trunk rack. This is because the Drop In part was so far away from the stem (i.e. long bent tube between Drop In and stem) that they had to make these bars pretty heavy so that the Drop Ins didn't flex too much.

Bonus for me (with a little bike). I could wipe the front tire with my thumb without taking my hands off the bar - the Drop in section ended right next to the front tire.

If I were a TT/break type rider, I'd use the Rakes or the Cane Creek whatevers (at least in the US they're legal). But I can't go 25 mph on my own for any length of time so I save them just in case I get good all of a sudden. lol.

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Thanks for all the cool replies. i knew that BF had a wealth of 90s cycling knowledge lurking below the surface
 
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Originally Posted by ed073 View Post
shockingly flexy....the Drop In II (I only ever saw Lemond use them..everyone else had given them away) had little struts down to the forks to stiffen them up.

Rubbish, imo.
Funny you mention those little "struts". Steve Hed was the guy that brought those to my attention and had set LeMond's bars up like that because of the flexibility in those bars. They actually were not "struts", but pieces of cable. Take two brake cables, drill and file a small "keyhole" in the bottom of the bars...this is where the head of the cable goes. The end of the cable is then clamped to the fork blade with a clamp (I used the "recommended" hose clamp. The idea was that the cable would eliminate flex from pulling upwards on the bars while climbing or sprinting. Heck, I'm so bored right now, I made an illustration...



It was kind of an odd set-up, but it sure did turn some heads on the club rides!
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I won a set of those back when I was racing a lot.
I thought they were dumb, (still do), and never used them.
They might still be in my basement somewhere, under a pile of other bike parts I will never use.
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Those "struts" look awfully weird - I never saw those before. Probably didn't turn as many heads as THESE frames did though . . .
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Probably didn't turn as many heads as THESE frames did though . . .
that's another weird thing that we have at the shop.
 
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Originally Posted by ryanspeer View Post
Those "struts" look awfully weird - I never saw those before. Probably didn't turn as many heads as THESE frames did though . . .
Lol...yeah, I'm just [I]shocked[I] that those never stayed around.. Anyone remember the glasses that were so popular with RAAM riders which used nylon filament (oh yeah....fishing line) for temples? I can't wait to see where this thread ends up!
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I rode and raced a circa-1988 Slingshot mountain bike. Loved the thing: climbed amazingly well, was light, and when paired with a shock fork, was a hell of a descender. If you equipped it with aero bars (or dirt drops) and Specialized Turbo/S ATB tires, it was also a more-than-capable road ride.

I ran mine with a full Suntour XC Pro setup, which was far better than XT/XTR in its prime.

Alas, said bike was stolen while I was on college break. It was a wonderful bike.
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I run a pair on my trek y-foil. the flexiness is welcomed considering its relatively stiff front end. it also prevents the bar ends from hitting the frame. I believe Modelo made a similar version that was sold at nashbar for 10 or so about 4 months ago.
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