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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)

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Old 03-16-18, 02:09 PM
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you mean for that Canyon bike? other offerings from Ritchey, Vision, FSA, Syncros etc have multiple length and width options.
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So here is the deal with this bar.

For compliance, Canyon says the tops of the bars afford seven times more flex than a traditional bar/stem combination. This is due to the absence of a stem clamped in the center of the carbon bar. Instead, the moderately oval-shaped ergonomic tops should flex more freely. This construction adds about 120 grams over a conventional assembly, according to Canyon.

Down below, where the lower bar joins the drops on either side of the integrated stem, the bars are stiffer, due to the reinforcement. Additionally, when your hands are in the drops, near the brake levers, you hook your thumbs over the lower bar, which distributes weight beyond the heel of your hand.
Remember that this is a gravel bike. The idea actually makes sense, even if the execution isn't perfect, especially lack of adjustment. Apparently some of the Germans who tried it say it is pretty good.


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Yeah, I've read the theory behind it. Still strikes me as gimmick. I reckon we'll be hearing its name uttered in the same sentence as Scott drop-ins before long, but I could be wrong.
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Yeah, I've read the theory behind it. Still strikes me as gimmick. I reckon we'll be hearing its name uttered in the same sentence as Scott drop-ins before long, but I could be wrong.
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
Yeah, I've read the theory behind it. Still strikes me as gimmick. I reckon we'll be hearing its name uttered in the same sentence as Scott drop-ins before long, but I could be wrong.
I feel like I'm the only one who thinks if nothing else, Scott drop-ins looked cool. Maybe because I had a poster of Lemond riding them in my room as a child.
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I feel like I'm the only one who thinks if nothing else, Scott drop-ins looked cool. Maybe because I had a poster of Lemond riding them in my room as a child.
I think they are neat! I like the idea of all sorts of hand positions on a drop bar.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
I think they are neat! I like the idea of all sorts of hand positions on a drop bar.
I have scott drop ins on my gravel/touring bike.
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Originally Posted by vettracer View Post
I have scott drop ins on my gravel/touring bike.
Nice you should give it a post in the Geared bike thread!
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No, post it here. *rimshot*
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If the Thundercougarfalconbird was a bicycle.

"Corintian leather wrapped frame, rims forged of bald eagle beaks, the brass spoke nipples are pieces of the liberty bell, Thundercougarfalconbike."
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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
Having said that I agree that the bar is stupid . Like I don't get the point.

I do own two sets of carbon "aero" road drops flat tops and I like them. I don't know if it actually makes me faster in races or not but they make me feel fast and placebo matters.

EDIT: @seau grateau there is a loss of functionality in going to an integrated bar/stem combo, but they're also really cool . Plus if you stay healthy year in and year out your fit shouldn't really be that dynamic. I've been lusting after a Ritchey Solostreem for years now but they're too expensive and I can't warrant it.
It's supposed to be a suspension handlebar. Speaking of... things like that; I wish I still had the picture of the bike with a steering wheel off a 70s speed boat, I think he said it was...
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Old 05-06-18, 06:24 AM
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Amazon ads for these things got a lotta love earlier in this thread - but they actually do exist in the wild

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Old 05-06-18, 05:32 PM
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I remember seeing one come into the shop and standing awe of it. The epitome of B. S. O.
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Uhhh who doesn't want Superstar wheels? Peter Sagans should be riding those cause he is like mega Superstars.
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Hate as you will. Here are some previous lives and their various qualms.

My old Univega clown bike conversion that I built up and changed colors from blue with yellow trim to a maroon type red color. The top tube was a little high and didn't wanna bash her vag on the TT. Since then, it has been stolen from her work and we got her a new single speed.


Still pretty clownie This is my Paké frame before I put the wheels back onto the lady's olde bike (black and yellow taped spoke says \"Caution! Don't touch, this bike is coated in contact poison" to avoid getting it stolen and such(dumb, lol))


Here she is with my old short bars. pretty close to after I was injured and built this wheelset in bed. the bars were practical for tight spaces in traffic , but not so comfy on my upper and lower back(I've got more back issues than guns and ammo) (and I am currently looking for higher risers bars/touring bars/ a fork /a stem with more spacers. I have some wider risers for now, but I still have to bend quite a bitband strain myself(frame isn't too small)

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Edit: Here! I found it. My old Univega, back when it was way clownie clown clowned out,(and much too small for me);before I got my Pakémon and re-painted the uni for my partner.
(Oops. I just helped someone else revive an old thread. Sorry, I wasn't looking at recent dates.)

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People at the co-op are always trying to use the cone wrenches on their pedals and wheel nuts. Our 15mm cone wrenches don't last very long.
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But are they economical track blots?


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But are they economical track blots?


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Decided to check OfferUp for bikes a second ago and saw this blast from the past. Anyone remember these ugly ass Puma bikes? I'm almost tempted to buy it.

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