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Cowhorn Handlebar sources?(14 posts)

Cowhorn Handlebar sources?HAL9010
Sep 10, 2002 10:38 AM
Who else besides Profile, Deda, 3T, Nitto and Syntace make Cowhorn Handlebars? Or did I cover all of them? Where/who distributes them. And while you'r at it their web sites and or phone #s. Which one do you recommend and why? Thoughts on the Deda Akros?


re: Cowhorn Handlebar sources?Steve_0
Sep 10, 2002 10:47 AM
I recommend the ones at why? price.
re: Cowhorn Handlebar sources?HAL9010
Sep 10, 2002 11:00 AM
Well basically I'm toying with that idea of slapping one on my bike. I like the position show by a few who ride fixies and have included in their posts. My ride is already a bit goofy looking. Not that goofy is what I am after. I would like to experiment a bit.
Is there a suggestion, warning or admonition you might have for me?
re: Cowhorn Handlebar sources?No_sprint
Sep 10, 2002 11:04 AM
FYI, in case you're interested, you can't race them. I had a pair of Profiles for a long time. I liked them.
No not racing, just playing...HAL9010
Sep 10, 2002 11:13 AM
I welcome any and all suggestions just the same.

No not racing, just playing...Thaddeus
Sep 10, 2002 11:46 AM
I am running the Nitto pursuit bar on my fixed-commuter-everyday bike and love them. I swap them out for track drops every other week or so, just for fun.

and no, they aren't legal anywhere except the track...

sure you can race them...Steve_0
Sep 10, 2002 11:52 AM
as long as the race is a Tri or TT. : )
Will it be OK...HAL9010
Sep 10, 2002 12:31 PM
If I Fred around the road solo?
re: Cowhorn Handlebar sources?brider
Sep 10, 2002 12:45 PM
Mavic. (at least they used to)

You could also try doing a web search.
There's also the ultra-cheapo route...OffTheBack
Sep 10, 2002 1:41 PM
... flip your drop bars upside down and hacksaw the ends off. :-)
You can ultra-cheap the brake levers, tooSilverback
Sep 10, 2002 2:49 PM
I rode like that for years, and a friend has done it as long as I've known him. Turn the bars around and cut them off, then invert the brake levers so the free end points forward and the cable (if they're non-aero) comes out pointing backward. Looks nice and clean, and your hands can grab the brakes easily when you're on the horns.
Re: ...ultra-cheap...HAL9010
Sep 10, 2002 9:03 PM
Well Thanks for all the input. I have done a web search but you can't always find everything available (if I don't ask it correctly)...

The hack of regular drops had occured to me. But I guess I was looking for, thinking of something a bit flatter like the Profile or Syntace.

Maybe I should come clean and tell you what I am starting out with. My goofy setup and the certain limitations I am imposing on this mod, If anyone is interested. That might paint a better picture.
go ahead...tell usNMtronracer
Sep 11, 2002 12:37 PM
Here goes, in short…HAL9010
Sep 11, 2002 4:29 PM
I have an '01 Cannondale BadBoy Ultra. If you are not familiar, it is their CAAD 4 Disk Specific frame with head shock., 70mm travel which I only use on rough patches (has a hard tail BTW). It is set up for road though the gearing is the CODA compact gearing: 11-32 & 29/44, I would like to grow the 44 to a 46 or 50 and the 29 to ?. Magura Julie Disk brakes, hey they work very well. The thing weighed 21-lbs new out of the box. blah blah blah

Ok, what's goofy: I have the seat way up above the headset, not too of a biggie if you think of the frame as a compact frame. The clincher; It has (came with) flat bars and I clipped on a set of Profile Split Second Al aero bars. I love them. So it looks odd. .Flat black frame, disk breaks, seat in the sky, flat bar, aero bolted on, geek at the helm.

I ride solo 99% of the time. The 1% is when I catch up with whoever else might be going my way. I am very comfy for long distances when I am down in the arm rests. But the flat bars seem a bit too wide and not quite where I want to have my hands for hills or out of the saddle.if you can in my case call it sprinting. So that's my setup.