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Reversed Chop & Flop Handlebar

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Old 11-01-17, 09:10 AM
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Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
I'm not calling anybody a name. I am accusing them of instigating trouble.
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I'm still convince OP is a troll.
The first statement above is belied by the second.

Irony is still 'in' last I checked...

Bullhorn handlebars were created by hipsters that didn't have a lot of cash and simply took a hacksaw to a pair of dropped bars and then flipped them upside down. I hope the irony of that is not lost on the detractors on this thread
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Old 11-01-17, 12:54 PM
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hipsters invented the bullhorn handlebar? mansplain elsewhere.
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That's funny!

Sure- some trackstars flipped a set of dropped bars (and I'm sure we can all agree that flipped drop bars look kinda dorky) but they sawed off the unused bits, so it would look cool.... pretty good definition of a hipster...


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Old 11-01-17, 04:37 PM
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Lol look at this ****ing hipster.

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Old 11-01-17, 09:20 PM
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I recently converted an old road bike to a single cog. I wanted to change up the handlebars to something that was a little more upright.

This exact style is on the rear handlebar set of our Burley Softride tandem that we acquired many years ago. I don't know if they came this way from Burley or the previous owner set them up like that.

They have worked out great, very comfortable for multiple hand positions and enables a more upright riding position.

Brake lever is an old Nashbar aero, works great and puts the lever in a perfect position for the left hand.
Sorry, to see the guff you've gotten for the bar set up. I considered doing a flop and chop to my build and after seeing yours, I may play around with it on my next one. When it comes to handle bars; there really are no rules. If there were, we wouldn't have the plethora of options we have today.

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Old 11-01-17, 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Salubrious View Post

Irony is still 'in' last I checked...

Bullhorn handlebars were created by hipsters that didn't have a lot of cash and simply took a hacksaw to a pair of dropped bars and then flipped them upside down. I hope the irony of that is not lost on the detractors on this thread :
Agreed
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Old 11-01-17, 09:35 PM
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Y'all realize everything about that statement is wrong, right?
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Not sure who gets credit for developing "Bullhorns"; but "chop and flop" as it is affectionately referred to now, has been around as long as I can remember. I'm sure there was some "inspiration" there for bullhorns. My comment was directed towards the "irony". Some technology aside, I've been around long enough to realize there isn't much new under the sun; just tweaks and regurgitation's from things of the past.

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The inspiration for bullhorns was that pursuit and time trial riders used them for aerodynamic gains before the "hipsters" you guys are talking about were ever born. What is the irony of this situation?
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Lol look at this ****ing hipster.

I don't know, that dude's pants *are* pretty tight.
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The inspiration for bullhorns was that pursuit and time trial riders used them for aerodynamic gains before the "hipsters" you guys are talking about were ever born. What is the irony of this situation?
I never intimated I agreed w/ the hipster origin. In fact, a few post's down the "hipster" author mentions just that, the race origin. I remember seeing chopped drop bars way back in the 60's. The irony is, that drops were used in unconventional ways that has now become an acceptable fashion...... no different than the OP using the "chop and flop" his way. And on that note, truth be told, it wouldn't be to far a reach to suggest the "hipsters" probably made them fashionable for roadies.

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Ok, this is dumb. I'm out.
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Sorry, to see the guff you've gotten for the bar set up. I considered doing a flop and chop to my build and after seeing yours, I may play around with it on my next one. When it comes to handle bars; there really are no rules. If there were, we wouldn't have the plethora of options we have today.

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Thank you, Rod. Good luck with your test
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I think I will chop and flop the saddle next. Run it completely backwards. Maybe after that the crank arms. Then you know what? I am gonna put the rear wheel in the fork and the front wheel out back and make it a front wheel drive bike. And after all of that, I am gonna mount bar ends to the fork so I can get super aero.
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I think I will chop and flop the saddle next. Run it completely backwards. Maybe after that the crank arms. Then you know what? I am gonna put the rear wheel in the fork and the front wheel out back and make it a front wheel drive bike. And after all of that, I am gonna mount bar ends to the fork so I can get super aero.
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Very close.
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Looks kinda weird. Is it optimal? No, of course not. There are better solutions ($$), but it looks like it works just fine...ignore the haters.
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That's kind of an interesting adaptation. I just grabbed an old handlebar for a trial fit. The bend pretty much fits the natural curve of the palm. Looks like it might be pretty comfortable. And at 69 years old, been riding since '72, I really don't give a damn what some twit thinks a bike must look like. Different strokes for different folks ... what ever works.


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Sorry guys, but have any of you tried riding with a handlebar setup like this?

It works pretty well. Compact and it puts the bend into just the right position for your hands.

Clean and minimal.
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That's kind of an interesting adaptation. I just grabbed an old handlebar for a trial fit. The bend pretty much fits the natural curve of the palm. Looks like it might be pretty comfortable. And at 69 years old, been riding since '72, I really don't give a damn what some twit thinks a bike must look like. Different strokes for different folks ... what ever works.
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Clubman's predate conventional drops. I can only imagine the talk around the racing hub in the early to mid part of the last century when someone had the "gall" to modify drops from the "standard" Clubman's.


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Edited due to total lapse of recall and dementia

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