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bullhorn/messenger barsBriKMan45
Apr 20, 2003 9:03 PM
hey all,
i'm looking for a nice set of time trial/bullhorn/messenger/whatever you want to call them bars for my GT fixie. i dont have the c-flow to pay for a new set...does anyone have a spare set they have lying around and willing to let go for cheap? thanks,
Brian
heres what you do....."alota pengwins cant ride this bike"Trevo
Apr 20, 2003 10:15 PM
GO find yourself a Cruiser or club 10speed bike. Find some with the right kind of bars, but dont be fooled, they will be (on most bikes anyway) turned upward, so they create a nice upright comfortable cruising position. Then flip um upside down and presto! moustash bars!

Got any pics of your GT fixxie? I saw one in the bmx movie "Dead Sailor" riden by racer(bmx that is) Greg Ramano.
Talks about how lots of pengwins dont like to ride this bike,

Good luck
Trevo
two options you CAN afford.Steve_0
Apr 22, 2003 3:41 AM
1. Old pair of drops, inverted and cut.
2. Chucksbikes.com has a set for 10 or 15 bucks (cant remember)
two options you CAN afford.BriKMan45
Apr 22, 2003 12:23 PM
i didn't understand the penguin reference, but thanks all the same. i'll post some pictures of my fixie sometime in the near future. thanks for the chuck's bikes info...just what i was looking for. do you have personal experience dealing with them? reputable merchants? thanks,
Brian
two options you CAN afford.Steve_0
Apr 23, 2003 3:40 AM
Sorry, barely purchased a bike part in a decade (beauty of a FG), so I haven't FIRST hand knowledge; I do know satisfied customers of Chucks, though.

Hard to go wrong on such a small purchase in any case.
sizing? big difference?Trevo
Apr 23, 2003 9:47 PM
Id get a pair...but Iam not sure about the 40cm width?
I think this would be too small for me, as iam partial to 44 or bigger.

Wish I could find some cheap moustash bars, I dont want to pay so much for bars.

Trevo
sizing? big difference?Steve_0
Apr 24, 2003 3:46 AM
if youre comfortable on 44, i wouldnt even recommend a 42; let alone 40.

Wider is better, IMO.
Look for stoker bars (rear of a tandem)brider
Apr 24, 2003 2:03 PM
These are usually of a bullhorn config, but on the wider side. Not too sure where to get them, or how much they'd be. I think the stoker bars on the back of my tandem are 44s. And no, I'm not looking to sell them.
Look for stoker bars (rear of a tandem)Trevo
Apr 24, 2003 8:32 PM
Good! hahah I sat on a tandem yesterday, and noticed how MASSIVELY wide the stokers were, now I know I dont want wide bullhorns. GOnna get a pair of those 40cm ones.

Thanks
Trevo
good idea;Steve_0
Apr 25, 2003 3:35 AM
profile makes a stoker for about 40 bucks. Try Nashbar?
good idea;Trevo
Apr 25, 2003 8:19 PM
I think Iam gonna try some Nitto bars, or the ones from nashbar, havent decided fully between TT bars and moustash bars.

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