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flip n chop + brifters

Old 06-14-11, 02:47 PM
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flip n chop + brifters

This is my first post. I'm not posting a photo of my bike in the 'what's your bike' sticky because it's too dirty and beat up.

But I'm posting a photo here because I have flipped and chopped road bars with brifters, I haven't seen this setup any anywhere else, either in real life or on the interweb. Anyone else done this?


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Old 06-14-11, 02:50 PM
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Why not put tri brake levers instead of doing whatever you did?
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Old 06-14-11, 02:51 PM
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Whatever I did cost me £0

And they're brifters not brake levers.
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Old 06-14-11, 02:52 PM
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You're not the first.
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Old 06-14-11, 02:54 PM
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Can't find any pictures
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Old 06-14-11, 02:56 PM
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Old 06-14-11, 02:57 PM
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There's good reason.
Do share
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Old 06-14-11, 03:39 PM
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Why is it that new people around here always seem to be doing silly things to their road bikes and then get offended and pissy when people call them out on it? Have fun with your chopped bars and lack of hand positions.
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Old 06-14-11, 03:46 PM
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https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-Bike-For-Sale

here's one with that setup, stock.

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Don't let 'em get to you OP.

But let me ask you a question.

Do you run free?

Then why not me

Across the swamp of time...
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Old 06-14-11, 04:00 PM
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Those look a lot like bullhorn bars. Its not my thing, but if that works for you, ride on.
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Originally Posted by 3kmi View Post
lack of hand positions.

The first bike I rode with drop handlebars was 25 years ago, and I'd say I've spent 0.1% of the time with my hands at the bottom of the bars.

I've spent a lot of time, however, being irritated that I have to reach awkwardly to brake (and more recently shift). Like this the brakes and shifters are exactly where my hands are 90% of the time.
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Old 06-14-11, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by 3kmi View Post
Have fun with your chopped bars and lack of hand positions.
And this is of concern to you why?
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Old 06-14-11, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...-Bike-For-Sale

here's one with that setup, stock.

Thanks... I think
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Originally Posted by ********** View Post
Why not put tri brake levers instead of doing whatever you did?
He probably had the STI levers on hand and would have had to buy new TT-type brake-only levers and bar end shifters to do it "right".

I've often thought of doing it the way OP has for the same reason he did. Glad to see it posted. A cheap experiment since I have some bars on hand that I wouldn't mind cutting just to see how it worked.
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Old 06-14-11, 04:16 PM
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If it works for you...awesome! Ride on.
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Old 06-14-11, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by runningdog View Post
The first bike I rode with drop handlebars was 25 years ago, and I'd say I've spent 0.1% of the time with my hands at the bottom of the bars.

I've spent a lot of time, however, being irritated that I have to reach awkwardly to brake (and more recently shift). Like this the brakes and shifters are exactly where my hands are 90% of the time.

So, I'm posting a photo here because I thought you might like to see my bike after I have flipped and chopped road bars with brifters. It's working out pretty well for me, because

[reason 1]
[reason 2]
[reason 3]

I haven't seen this setup any anywhere else, either in real life or on the interweb. Anyone else done this?


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You're welcome.


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Old 06-14-11, 04:22 PM
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This is a hipster thing.

Scattante offers a single speed bike with a similar cut bar.

It looks cool but ergonomically not very good. However, if you are not going to ride long distances it won't matter.
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Old 06-14-11, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Camilo View Post
He probably had the STI levers on hand and would have had to buy new TT-type brake-only levers and bar end shifters to do it "right".

I've often thought of doing it the way OP has for the same reason he did. Glad to see it posted. A cheap experiment since I have some bars on hand that I wouldn't mind cutting just to see how it worked.
Only tricky bit is, without modification the brake wires want to sprout over the top of the bars, due to the design of the brifters. I left them out for a few months but it annoyed me, so I drilled holes in the bars so I could route the brake cables under the bar tape. Also had to drill out some of the plastic at the back of the shifter to avoid crimping the cable.
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Old 06-14-11, 04:45 PM
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Beside looking like a hipster wannabe there's nothing wrong.

well, given if your hand fits and all.
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Old 06-14-11, 04:50 PM
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I did that once. I found it hard to put my hands on top of the hoods.
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How's it working for you? Doesn't look like the hoods are a good place to ride?
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Old 06-14-11, 04:57 PM
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That used to be a common setup on time trial bikes.

If you're never using the drops on drop bars, then the bars are too low.
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Old 06-14-11, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by pallen View Post
Those look a lot like bullhorn bars.
This was my thought on seeing the photo.
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