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
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 needed||spincircles|
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.|| |