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Old 10-24-13, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Not a fan of the shape.
Aesthetically or ergonomically?
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Originally Posted by shoota
Aesthetically or ergonomically?
Both. I don't like where my hands are relative to the brake levers when I'm in the drops, compared to a traditional bend bar.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Pretty hot, but one demerit for those handlebars. Not a fan of the shape.
Levers are too high.

Also, another classic wrecked by ugly wheels, they aren't as ugly as the ones on the Centurion, though.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Both. I don't like where my hands are relative to the brake levers when I'm in the drops, compared to a traditional bend bar.
Yeah I'm not sure I like them either. I think a compact dropbar might be in my future since I've never tried one of those. finding them in vintage sizes is tough though.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Also, another classic wrecked by ugly wheels, they aren't as ugly as the ones on the Centurion, though.
You'd rather gumwalls?
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^he said wheels, not tires...

As to the vintage Trek, not hot in my vote. Nice try but somehow it doesn't all work as well as the Centurion.
Seat post is strange, photo is taken too low, bottle cages are clunky looking, bars are not attractively shaped, sorry it's a Not for me.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Pretty hot, but one demerit for those handlebars. Not a fan of the shape.
Not to mention the shifters. Blech, Shimano is fugly.
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Old 10-24-13, 04:23 PM
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Yeah I'm not sure I like them either. I think a compact dropbar might be in my future since I've never tried one of those. finding them in vintage sizes is tough though.
There isn't anything tough about it. Soma sells them all day long.
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litespeed HoT! the trek is almost there. aluminum, er silver colored that is, wheels, stem, seatpost would showcase the classic lines mch better methinks.

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Old 10-24-13, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
There isn't anything tough about it. Soma sells them all day long.
Funny you say that, I just stumbled across the Hwy One today as a matter of fact. Very nice. A little pricey but nice shapes.

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litespeed HoT! the trek is almost there. aluminum, er silver colored that is, wheels, stem, seatpost would showcase the classic lines mch better methinks.
I'm working on that right now actually
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Funny you say that, I just stumbled across the Hwy One today as a matter of fact. Very nice. A little pricey but nice shapes.
Pricy? They are half of what a lot of other bars cost. They are a little heavy, but finished very nicely for the price.
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Originally Posted by thirdgenbird
Pricy? They are half of what a lot of other bars cost. They are a little heavy, but finished very nicely for the price.
Well I'm poor so everything is relative I suppose
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new wheels.



old wheels. going to keep them in service but change to a 28t cog

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Sweet wheels. Not a huge fan of white bikes, and specifically not of white bartape, especially when it doesn't match the color of the bike. So I'd vote Not on this one, sorry.
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old wheels. going to keep them in service but change to a 28t cog
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Old 10-25-13, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by kcollier5
Sweet wheels. Not a huge fan of white bikes, and specifically not of white bartape, especially when it doesn't match the color of the bike. So I'd vote Not on this one, sorry.
I'll give him a pass, I use white tape on a few of my bikes, & they get dirty quick.
Mine clean up nicely tho.
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This HOT bike deserve a better picture
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Originally Posted by gadabout007
new wheels.

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Except the tape doesn't look dirty, it's just a different color. And that bugs me, sorry. But I'm the guy with a colorful bike and black bartape so what do I know?
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