|HandleBar Opinions (Sanity Check)||UTE|
Aug 21, 2003 4:03 AM
|Okay, I've been spending more time on the Cross rig this summer on the trails. Actually like the ride so much, I had a rigid fork for my MTB built by Sacha at Vanilla Bikes. Anyway, I am still not a huge fan of the drop bars. Tried different stems (angles, lengths) and still not feeling quite right. Would I be nuts to try to mount the STI's to the ends of an aerobar (like the one pictured) and basically end up with a set-up that looks a lot like what I see the messengers in the city doin; with their rigs. granted they are mostly fixies, and the STI's were not specifically designed to sit at the end of these type bars, but what do you think??? Thanx!!!|
|Another funky option...||Chicago_Steve|
Aug 21, 2003 5:35 AM
|No reason you couldn't go with the aerobars.
Here's another option from Jeff Jones... Call it an "H" bar? Linkage http://www.jonesbikes.com/ Shiggy's over on the Singlespeed board has been testing them out as a possible alternative to the now defunct WTB Dirt Drops.
|...and still more funk...||The Walrus|
Aug 21, 2003 12:59 PM
|Don't get hung up on STI if you're going the weird bar route. I grabbed an old Scott AT-2 bar out of the parts stash and rigged it with LX V-brake levers and Suntour XC thumbies when I started Frankenbiking a Wazoo that I really should have been selling instead. It'll have several choices of hand positions; the only caution I'd offer is to go to a longer stem, or it's likely to feel cramped.|
|re: HandleBar Opinions (Sanity Check)||cmgauch|
Aug 22, 2003 5:40 AM
|Wouldn't you have cable routing issues w/STI on cowhorns?|| |