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Riser bars and the a beautiful courier girl in Boston...(5 posts)

Riser bars and the a beautiful courier girl in Boston...Greentibet
Nov 19, 2001 9:10 PM
I was in Boston this weekend and I was fortunate enough to see two awesome things... a beautiful courier (or maybe commuter) girl on a lemond cx bike.... with a low XC mountain bike riser bar. I only did a few CX races this season and mostly use my bike (a DEAN if anyone cares) for training, commuting to school and general fun. Beginning a mountain biker first, I loathe drop bars... Is it easy to switch the stis cables over rapidfire? Is this a good idea in general?
re: Riser bars and the a beautiful courier girl in Boston...Ahimsa
Nov 20, 2001 12:11 PM
We have a couple of rather fetching femme fatale messengers here as well...

As for the flat bar set-up, Shimano makes a front derailuer shifter combo specifically for use with flat bars and road gearing. One of my bikes is set up this way, and it makes a nice city traffic steed. Very much like a skinny tired 29'er MTB. You might try bullhorn bars. I run these on one of my bikes as well, although they do not work well with STI's IMHO, as the brake application tends to shift gears and vice versa. For those you need bar end shifters and standard brakes. I'm sure there are other ways to do this as well, but with a single speed obviously it would be inconsequential with both flat and bullhorn. I still like drops too though. Maybe you should try to adjust to them. I ride all 3 regularly and find advantages to each depending on the application.

Cheers!

A.
where is that?I may plan a trip there :)
Nov 22, 2001 1:02 PM
Sorry, can't say.Rather you didn't ;)
Nov 23, 2001 12:17 PM
Lemond makes that biketdog
Dec 7, 2001 7:56 AM
It's called a Wayzata. Go to www.lemondbikes.com. It is a commuting bike. Very nice.