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Old 06-28-17, 04:44 PM   #26
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These don't strike me as appreciably different from some of the bars you see on some of the older bikes on L'Eroica rides.



What is "normal" is all a matter of perspective.
Those have a rise.

His backwards flop'n'chop bars are flat, with a useless downturned bit instead.

OP would honestly be better off buying handlebars like this:

https://www.dutchbikebits.com/handle...including-stem
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Old 06-28-17, 07:11 PM   #27
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Those have a rise.

OP would honestly be better off buying handlebars like this:

https://www.dutchbikebits.com/handle...including-stem
Nope. Have you ridden this setup in order to judge if it works?

But if I was interested in those bars, they would not fit in my 22 mm fork tube.
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Old 06-29-17, 04:15 PM   #28
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I've goofed around with backwards handlebars in the past, and I've also put old roadster handlebars on. I know what works and what doesn't and I'm pleased to tell you, forums poster pcf, that your idea is neither new or good. Good ideas stick around. Bad ones are perpetually rediscovered and dumped.
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Old 06-29-17, 08:23 PM   #29
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I've goofed around with backwards handlebars in the past, and I've also put old roadster handlebars on. I know what works and what doesn't and I'm pleased to tell you, forums poster pcf, that your idea is neither new or good. Good ideas stick around. Bad ones are perpetually rediscovered and dumped.
So you have tried this exact setup?

What did you like or dislike about riding with it?
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Old 06-30-17, 01:27 AM   #30
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I screwed around for a few days with my bikes like that. It was fun but ultimately not practical. The steering was weird and made things awkward.


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Old 06-30-17, 04:07 PM   #31
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So you have tried this exact setup?

What did you like or dislike about riding with it?
The ends downturning got in the way of my fingers.
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Hold my beer...
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Old 08-16-17, 06:18 AM   #33
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So for the past month or so I've been riding with these handlebars, I see no downside to them at all. Did a 26 mile ride on Wisconsin's great Glacial Drumlin trail yesterday, no numbness in the hands or other issues.

The more upright position these bars offer make for a more pleasant riding experience for an old guy like me.
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Old 08-16-17, 07:27 AM   #34
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To be fair, 26 miles isn't far enough (for me) to know if something will be comfortable for much longer distances.

I can ride almost anything a short distance and not complain too much.

8 to 10 hours of continuous ride time is far more suitable for judging comfort.
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Old 09-26-17, 08:26 AM   #35
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Two more built up for the ladies, they very much like this layout.
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Old 09-26-17, 10:07 AM   #36
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Still don't want. Glad you're enjoying it though! America!
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TFW you think you invented porteur bars.
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Old 09-26-17, 04:24 PM   #38
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I like it. In the past I've eyed bullhorn bars as a way to satisfy my preference for an upright riding posture, though it's been just as easy for me to install swept bars. But I'm glad you're doing the experiment.

And those mixte's look great.
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Old 09-26-17, 08:13 PM   #39
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Old 09-27-17, 10:06 AM   #40
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TFW you think you invented porteur bars.
Right?
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TFW you think you invented porteur bars.
The day I realized I don't love my Nitto RB-021
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Old 09-27-17, 04:45 PM   #42
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The day I realized I don't love my Nitto RB-021
That's about the best use for pursuit horns that I can think of.
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wow, i am surprised at how many dicks posted in this thread.
his bike.
he's RIDING his bike.
he set up his bike in a way he enjoys, but it doesn't meet the extreme standards of some very special people.

******bags ...

i may NOT stick around this place much longer ...
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Using handlebars properly = extreme standards. Got it.
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he's RIDING his bike.
False. He's posting in a bike forum. Not only that, but he went out of his way to create a brand new post (there are pre-existing threads for posting bikes, ride pics, etc.) specifically to highlight his non-standard handlebar setup in a forum dedicated to discussing and evaluating bikes.

If he were RIDING his bike, as you say, none of us would pull him aside to say anything about his bars.
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Old 10-03-17, 02:07 AM   #46
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Two more built up for the ladies, they very much like this layout.
i like this very much!
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Old 10-03-17, 10:04 AM   #47
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False. He's posting in a bike forum. Not only that, but he went out of his way to create a brand new post (there are pre-existing threads for posting bikes, ride pics, etc.) specifically to highlight his non-standard handlebar setup in a forum dedicated to discussing and evaluating bikes.

If he were RIDING his bike, as you say, none of us would pull him aside to say anything about his bars.
+a bazillion! This sentiment needs to be sticky'd. When you hang your business out there in public to be picked apart, don't be shocked when folks do just that. That's why none of my bikes are on here.
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That's why none of my bikes are on here.
Lol. Post your bikes dude!
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I don't get this at all. The bars are installed backwards. That just shows me that the OP doesn't know what he is doing. Then people come on here and defend him. Seriously. The guy installed his bars backwards and thinks that it is great and rides around like this. Thread and bike belong in the JA thread.
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I don't get this at all. The bars are installed backwards. That just shows me that the OP doesn't know what he is doing. Then people come on here and defend him. Seriously. The guy installed his bars backwards and thinks that it is great and rides around like this. Thread and bike belong in the JA thread.
Your opinion.

Without ever trying it, right?
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