Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
Reload this Page >

grips on bullhorns?

Notices
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

grips on bullhorns?

Old 07-21-11, 10:23 PM
  #1  
sbruce
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
grips on bullhorns?

OK, I realize this will be totally lame looking, but I just picked up my first single spped (used Bianchi San Jose) and am just not comfortable with the drops...I thought about switching to a flt or riser bar...but them Ive only got one position. But I really like the look and comfort of the Ergon grips.

What about putting an Ergon (or something similar) on the flats of a bullhorn? I got the idea from seeing the new Cinelli Mash Horns
Anyone done this, or something similar?
sbruce is offline  
Old 07-21-11, 11:18 PM
  #2  
EpicSchwinn
Just smang it.
 
EpicSchwinn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Bellingham
Posts: 2,295

Bikes: Felt F1X, Trek 2300 Composite, Dawes Deadeye

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 20 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Even though they're sketchy at first, I'd highly recommend just getting used to drops. In my experience they've been more comfortable than bullhorns. Adding those Ergon grips to something might look janky :/
EpicSchwinn is offline  
Old 07-22-11, 09:45 AM
  #3  
EssEllSee
Kilo TT
 
EssEllSee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 741
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I didnt like drops at all. I feel bullhorns are more practical for city riding and are great for climbing. But whatever suits you best is really all that matters
EssEllSee is offline  
Old 07-22-11, 09:56 AM
  #4  
hamish5178
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,014
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Originally Posted by EpicSchwinn View Post
Even though they're sketchy at first, I'd highly recommend just getting used to drops. In my experience they've been more comfortable than bullhorns. Adding those Ergon grips to something might look janky :/
wat. drops without hoods are maaad silly.
hamish5178 is offline  
Old 07-22-11, 10:13 AM
  #5  
Cynikal
Team Beer
 
Cynikal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Sacramento CA
Posts: 6,170

Bikes: Too Many

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Liked 61 Times in 44 Posts
I have a set of nitto rb018 with track grips. This perfect for me for city riding.
Cynikal is offline  
Old 07-22-11, 10:29 AM
  #6  
redpear
Senior Member
 
redpear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 1,440
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Putting an Ergon on the flat of a bullhorn will look ugly, in my opinion.

I say tape them up.
redpear is offline  
Old 07-22-11, 11:24 AM
  #7  
Kayce
Senior Member
 
Kayce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: St Louis
Posts: 1,846
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you put the ergo grips on the "horn" part they wont actually be usefull, and in fact be way more painful. They are a very solid rubber, so they wouldnt be able to slide around the bend to get them in on the flat section.
Kayce is offline  
Old 07-22-11, 02:17 PM
  #8  
dsh
Oh, you know...
 
dsh's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: DC
Posts: 2,834

Bikes: '74 Schwinn Sports Tourer (Polo), S-Works E5 Team Festina (Chorus 11), Trek 2200 Bonded Carbon (Fixed), Trek 920 (7 speed IGH), Chesini Olimpiade SL (1x7)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah I doubt you'd even be able to get them onto the flats.

I've seen people with Ourys on the flats of bullhorns before (just gotta cut the end caps out so it's a hollow tube). That seems like it's be fairly nice, and it doesn't look too super dumb.
dsh is offline  
Old 07-22-11, 06:16 PM
  #9  
tFUnK
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 2,699

Bikes: Too many bikes, too little time to ride

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 102 Post(s)
Liked 47 Times in 42 Posts
Won't fit. Plus it will be ugly.
tFUnK is offline  
Old 07-22-11, 09:58 PM
  #10  
mashtofu
(*^-^)v
 
mashtofu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 272

Bikes: EAI Toyo Gojira (Godzilla)

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
If you want bullhorns for more hand positions, it would be silly to have small grips. Tape the whole bar so your hands can go anywhere. You can use gel inserts under the tape for comfort and a more ergonomic feel.
mashtofu is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
seanjr
Singlespeed & Fixed Gear
3
11-13-18 09:25 PM
Timj219
General Cycling Discussion
18
04-11-17 08:32 AM
B1KE
Road Cycling
27
12-01-15 09:55 PM
Tandem Tom
Bicycle Mechanics
2
12-29-13 08:21 PM
Sportster2009
Hybrid Bicycles
2
02-24-11 01:21 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.