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Thread: which fixie bar
06-22-2007, 08:40 PM #1
which fixie bar
So I just got some new stuff for my fixie and thinking about changing the bar to maybe a cut and flipped road bar instead of having a drop bar. Any thoughts?
06-22-2007, 09:02 PM #2
Not trying to be an ass (though doing a remarkable job of it anyhow) but just wondering.
06-22-2007, 09:25 PM #3
06-23-2007, 12:39 AM #4
06-23-2007, 11:13 AM #5
I've experimented with the flipped and cut drop bar. It does a pretty good job of replicating the hood-top hand position. The problem is since this position has become more popular, and more folks are interested in less reach for more comfort, the tendency is for newer drops to have really short flats behind the hoods and have the the padded hoods to make up the perch. So you might have to look a bit to find a bar with a nice long flat so it's usefull flipped.
Personally I'm spoiled by moto's & mtb's, so it seems more natural to have my knuckles lined up across rather than along the direction of travel. I think Mustache bars look really cool, but so much of their hand real estate is knuckles-along that I'd spend my time holding the curved front part, which seems silly. Currently I'm looking at the One*one Mary bar and the Nitto Dove, but I still may go back to a well-swept mtb riser bar if not a cruiser type.
Another option is to just put the brakes back on... I mean, if it's about saving money, you have them already right? You don't have to actually use them if you don't want.
Last edited by deepsquat; 06-23-2007 at 11:16 AM.
06-23-2007, 11:19 AM #6
Bullhorn bars are pretty comfy. Whatever you do, do NOT get some hoopty ass riser bars off your MTB, and if you end up getting drops, make sure you put grips in the right place. Everyone who rides fixie's around here uses cheapo plastic mountain bike grips and puts them in the I-only-ride-using-the-top-flat-part-of-these-drops position. Oh yeah and no flat bars. Those things piss me off, espescially the ones that are like 10" wide.
06-23-2007, 11:31 AM #7
There you have it, the two end members: ride what you like or ride what someone else thinks is cool.
06-23-2007, 06:57 PM #8
I actually found a dope old road bar and chopped it. The bike turned out pretty sick, I am well pleased.
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