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Riser bars fillped is this new?

Old 10-07-08, 03:57 PM
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Riser bars fillped is this new?

so lately I have seen more and more fixed gears around town with the riser bars flipped upside down. Is there any benefit to this? Why would they do this?
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Old 10-07-08, 03:58 PM
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Because it looks so goddamn cool and it's awesome and it rides so nice and it makes it easier to lock it up and skidz are so much straighter when you do it and it's awesome.
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Old 10-07-08, 03:59 PM
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PS - It's just another moronic cycling fashion statement that has absolutely nothing to do with providing functionality to the bike.
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Just another way to look stupid on a bike. Maybe this trend will bring back the stem pads of our bmx days.

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damn, those are proably hard to find now a days I forgot about stem pads ha,ha
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I want a stem-pad! I forgot about those.
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Originally Posted by triplesixer View Post
I want a stem-pad! I forgot about those.
My best buddy never forgot about them because he didnt have one! Ouch!
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There were many quill type stems with negative angles.
So I would say that no, this is not a new look.
Ride whatever is comfortable and fast.
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Originally Posted by powers2b View Post
There were many quill type stems with negative angles.
So I would say that no, this is not a new look.
Ride whatever is comfortable and fast.
stem =/= handlebar
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Old 10-07-08, 04:47 PM
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On the note of stupid fashion statements, I'm trying to bring back spoke beads from the 90's, I'm sure its been done but i havnt seen anyone around here with them.

edit: this is not my photo, and I havn't even got my Fixie yet nor the beads, but I'll add some pix when i do.

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Originally Posted by beerslave801 View Post
so lately I have seen more and more fixed gears around town with the riser bars flipped upside down.
Lately I've seen more and more fg around town with idiots on them.
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Originally Posted by sedition View Post
Lately I've seen more and more fg around town with idiots on them.
Did you recently install a side mirror on your bike?
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Originally Posted by jabba degrassi View Post
did you recently install a side mirror on your bike?
heyo!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Jabba Degrassi View Post
Did you recently install a side mirror on your bike?
HA! No, I installed a big-ass baroque on the dash with all the room I saved from flipping my risers. Now I just ride into myself all the time.
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Old 10-07-08, 06:11 PM
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incorrect frame/stem size, flipped risers for more reach.
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Old 10-07-08, 11:13 PM
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people with threadless stems should flip them upwards and flip their risers downwards.
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Old 10-08-08, 12:34 AM
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^^ this.

I wonder if this will infuriate the BF BikeSnob wannabes more or less than the drop stem/risers combo...
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WhoTF cares? As long as the bar works for you it doesn't really matter. My old motorcycle had clubman bars which were basically upside-down risers - the poor-man's clip-ons. I'd like a pair for my bike.
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yo cafe racer fixed stylz yea!
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yo cafe racer fixed stylz yea!

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I suppose one reason would be the same as why some folks like drops.

Why the **** does anyone care about what other people ride?
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Why the **** does anyone care about what other people ride?
We don't. It's just funny.

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I know that filling up your spokes with fliers and such can increase your speed considerably...im running a full flier count on my wheels and am faster than ever.
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Originally Posted by JackD View Post
WhoTF cares? As long as the bar works for you it doesn't really matter. My old motorcycle had clubman bars which were basically upside-down risers - the poor-man's clip-ons. I'd like a pair for my bike.
Can be had really cheap, I think theyre $30-40? BikeBandit.com has them for $22 and Im assuming anything rated for use on a motorcycle is going to stand up to the rigors of a fixed gear.

http://www.bikebandit.com/product/14257
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