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Opinions neededSenorPedro
Sep 16, 2003 10:21 PM
Tell me your opinion on the bar set-up for my fixie project. I have got two different setups in the pics, but I feel like I am going to fall off the front of the drops. I never really realized how much I rode on the hoods.

My options at this time are steel bars and faux lug stem, nitto bars and stem - I will probably run a cross lever with either of the drops, TT bars with lever, or mountain risers with a Paul love lever.

Lets have your input on what you are running, hows it feel with a flat bar, are the TT bars annoying? Thanks, Pedro
other picsSenorPedro
Sep 16, 2003 10:35 PM
couldn't get them to post, so find them at the bottom of the page on this link - http://groups.msn.com/hedmanfamily/bikesandstuff.msnw?Page=2
take my lunch and call me silly...Steve_0
Sep 17, 2003 3:40 AM
if you like riding the hoods, keep 'em.

FWIW - TT bars arent inherintly 'annoying'. If you get some with 0 or close-to-0 drop, they provide more hand positions than track drops, but fewer than road drops.
you forgot this one..buffalosorrow
Sep 17, 2003 4:33 AM
re: Opinions neededspincircles
Sep 23, 2003 7:47 PM
I've run all the above options on my fixed gear, reg road bars with levers, aero bars w/ barend levers, and mtb bars. By far the one I'm happiest with (and currently using) is a MTB flat bar (cut down slightly) with bar ends. Better position for commuting/navigating traffic while still having access to the brakes. You don't ever need the drops on a fixie unless less you're running some ridiculous ratios. Finally, the barends give you good position/leverage on standing climbs. Go the the riser and the love levers, plus some barends.