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Old 06-11-18, 08:07 PM
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Reversed Chop and Flop Handlebars

We've been riding our Burley Softride for more than a decade. The stoker's handlebars came set up as a Reversed Chop and Flop, ie, Bullhorns rotated 180 degrees. This allows the rider a more upright position and reduces numb hands..

I converted my road bikes to this setup, see Reversed Chop & Flop Handlebar

It is much more comfortable for my 60 year old hands. I recently converted the Burley to this set up as well per the attached. A bit of gel insert on the bend and half of an old inner tube wrapped to provide some cushioning.



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Old 06-13-18, 07:15 AM
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Interesting. Looks like it would be difficult to reach the release triggers on the shifters. Just wonder if it would have worked better with the second arm release on the higher end offerings like Tiagra or 105.?
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Interesting. Looks like it would be difficult to reach the release triggers on the shifters. Just wonder if it would have worked better with the second arm release on the higher end offerings like Tiagra or 105.?
Yes, those would be better. But it is not an issue shifting with the current setup.
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That is so ghetto. But, I like it.
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That is so ghetto. But, I like it.
This actually made me laugh.

If it works for the OP, then it's awesome!!! I'm not sure I could ride like that...
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This actually made me laugh.

If it works for the OP, then it's awesome!!! I'm not sure I could ride like that...
Agree. I'm the kind of creep that puts a carbon fork on a steel frame (if I had one) just to anger the elitists. I recently rode my full-suspension MTB at a gravel grinder race simply because it was the better bike for the conditions. The naysayers were perturbed until they had to walk multiple sections due to inadequate gearing/suspension. Group-think abounds.
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