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Jackass BFSSFG poseur tarck bicyclist of the day

Old 01-14-10, 10:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ianjk
Belive those bars cost more than a Kilo TT and are hand-made.

It is a Yamaguchi Kilo/Pursuit, frame alone is $2300.

Think it deserves better wheels tho

A little better view:

Figured they were some kind of custom setup but I still think they suck. The vertical portion is ugly as sin and not at all useable with that kind of saddle position. If they were just a bit shorter without the vertical curve I'd think they would fit my personal sensibilities much better.

Then again I'm not the intended market for that bike so what do I know
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Old 01-14-10, 12:30 PM
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They are for aerodynamics. Totally useable if you actually race the thing

On the street, not so much.
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Old 01-14-10, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by ianjk
They are for aerodynamics. Totally useable if you actually race the thing

On the street, not so much.
What's the priciple, as a fairing to make where the hands meet the bar more aerodynamic?
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Old 01-14-10, 02:21 PM
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Wouldn't it be more aerodynamic if that extra curvy part wasn't there in the first place?

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Old 01-14-10, 02:48 PM
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It's to hold with no extra material exposed to the air as far as I know.
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Old 01-14-10, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by scrodzilla
usually, because it's my tongue-in-cheek way of saying that we all might like different stuff. One time some dude who is a friend of a friend of a friend got in my face and literally yelled at me at a party because i said i didn't like pantera. I laughed and pretty much told him the same thing.

You seem to get more offended by my saying it than i'm actually bothered in the first place. Fun for everyone!
you don't like pantera?!?!?!?
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Old 01-15-10, 04:12 AM
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It may or may not be very Jackass
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Old 01-15-10, 04:49 AM
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Originally Posted by elTwitcho
Figured they were some kind of custom setup but I still think they suck. The vertical portion is ugly as sin and not at all useable with that kind of saddle position. If they were just a bit shorter without the vertical curve I'd think they would fit my personal sensibilities much better.

Then again I'm not the intended market for that bike so what do I know
They wouldn't suck if you were actually using them to ride a pursuit race or Kilo time trial. Bars like that are the ancestor to the modern aerobar position used on pursuit track races, time trials, and triathlons now.

The grips are wider for track use for better control.



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Old 01-15-10, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by elTwitcho
What's the priciple, as a fairing to make where the hands meet the bar more aerodynamic?





not tarck
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Old 01-15-10, 07:33 AM
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Originally Posted by hairnet


It may or may not be very Jackass
IIRC those softride beams need to be rebuilt fairly frequently. Seems like a lot of effort for a street-ridden bike.
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Old 01-15-10, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by bbattle

not tarck
lol, nice.

That's not UCI legal though, or is it?
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Old 01-15-10, 12:36 PM
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Running two different sized wheels is now illegal. The fork mounted bars aren't much different than the bayonet styles of the currently legal Felt TK1 or LOOK 496 & 596


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Old 01-15-10, 09:24 PM
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Originally Posted by carleton
Running two different sized wheels is now illegal. The fork mounted bars aren't much different than the bayonet styles of the currently legal Felt TK1 or LOOK 496 & 596
Just curious -- how many people here actually ride their FG bikes in UCI sanctioned events?
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Old 01-16-10, 12:06 AM
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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson
Just curious -- how many people here actually ride their FG bikes in UCI sanctioned events?
Not to sound like a big shot, but I do. Any USA Cycling event is also a UCI sanctioned event.
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Old 01-17-10, 07:02 PM
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Old 01-18-10, 12:59 PM
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I always love the screw the law logic people have with brakes.
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But how else could he have a brake AND do barspinz?
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Old 01-18-10, 03:52 PM
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Old 01-18-10, 04:19 PM
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I know what aerobars are, if you read my post I was talking about the section on them that goes past vertical and curves back towards the rider, which as I said is likely superfluous and IMO ugly. Only one of the posted pictures that you guys later used as explanations had that vertical section that curved backwards, the rest were traditional aero bars that were either flat or had a slight upward angle, not a rear facing hook
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Old 01-18-10, 04:45 PM
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This bike is so awesome in so many ways.
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Old 01-18-10, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by elTwitcho
I know what aerobars are, if you read my post I was talking about the section on them that goes past vertical and curves back towards the rider, which as I said is likely superfluous and IMO ugly. Only one of the posted pictures that you guys later used as explanations had that vertical section that curved backwards, the rest were traditional aero bars that were either flat or had a slight upward angle, not a rear facing hook
That curved part is for the standing start. Some riders like a flat grips for the standing start (like the flat part of the bottom of track drops). Other riders like to grip at the curved part of the track drops.

To put this into perspective: Those with road/track drops, get on your bike and place your hands where the flat of the drop meets the curved part. That angle is like 45 degrees. Great for powerful standing starts. That's what those grips simulate.

Here is a modern example by handmade bike builders Naked Bikes:

Check the base bar. Of course, the modern forearm rests are now added...


https://timetogetnaked.com/?page_id=289
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Old 01-18-10, 05:01 PM
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There should be a separate "spandex super hero cyclists with silly-looking aero bars" thread in order to keep this one on tarck.
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Old 01-18-10, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
There should be a separate "spandex super hero cyclists with silly-looking aero bars" thread in order to keep this one on tarck.
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Old 01-18-10, 06:13 PM
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I really hope those aren't priests, because if they are... shameful waste!
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