really bad handlebar/lever setups itt

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jamesacklin
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I like a lil' flare cause it's comfy but I see no sense in pukebacking drops on what's essentially a cross bike. Every bike is a Cross-Check etc

Sun, 11/05/2017 - 17:56
wickedwagon
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I have 46cm cowbells on my cross I ride on iowa singletrack and they've never felt inadequate. On the road, the hoods and drops are still good.

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Sun, 11/05/2017 - 20:31
hiimjoshimabike
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I've also got the Cowbell on my H/G, and it's pretty dope. My only gripe is that I wish the drop were deeper. Anyone using flared drops with some more drop?

Also, I too rode with the Bell Lap for a minute. I had them on a bike I tried to sell on Tarck, and that's how I earned my profile picture.

Just ride your fucking bike and don't be a dick about it.

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 15:59
JUGE FREDD
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(Reply to #2054)

blackholelectron wrote:
Speaking of alt-drops, I recently ebayed a pair of the Ritchey EvoMax bars for my NFE- same nice super-shallow classic bend as the Zipp SSRs used to have and the Ritchey Neoclassic have now, but with just a bit of flare (like 12* or something). They are really great, and make the bag-lever interaction area a lot friendlier. I find myself reaching for the drops more often. The "classic round bend, shallow, with a little flare" design is pretty fuckin' perfect for what that bike is made to do.

https://ritcheylogic.com/wcs-evomax-road-bar

that looks pretty cool

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Mon, 11/06/2017 - 18:48
euclid
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Best upgrade I ever made was ditching the stock bell laps on my cross bike. Better than clipless, better than putting a 10s campy group on my paramount fixed conversion.

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:08
NOVELTYNAME
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(Reply to #2056)

euclid wrote:
Best upgrade I ever made was ditching the stock bell laps on my cross bike. Better than clipless, better than putting a 10s campy group on my paramount fixed conversion.

Unf
Did you see the new silver Athena 11
I’m not about to switch to campy but

"Folks want options!"

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 19:16
jamesacklin
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(Reply to #2057)

NOVELTYNAME wrote:
euclid wrote:
Best upgrade I ever made was ditching the stock bell laps on my cross bike. Better than clipless, better than putting a 10s campy group on my paramount fixed conversion.

Unf
Did you see the new silver Athena 11
I’m not about to switch to campy but

(wiping sweat from brow) yeaaaaaaaah buddy

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:21
ShartAttack
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(Reply to #2058)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
https://ritcheylogic.com/wcs-evomax-road-bar

that looks pretty cool

Oh these look cool, would be my bars if I was building a H/G right now

Former RAGBRAI enthusiast

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:51
jeffro
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(Reply to #2059)

JUGE FREDD wrote:
blackholelectron wrote:
Speaking of alt-drops, I recently ebayed a pair of the Ritchey EvoMax bars for my NFE- same nice super-shallow classic bend as the Zipp SSRs used to have and the Ritchey Neoclassic have now, but with just a bit of flare (like 12* or something). They are really great, and make the bag-lever interaction area a lot friendlier. I find myself reaching for the drops more often. The "classic round bend, shallow, with a little flare" design is pretty fuckin' perfect for what that bike is made to do.

https://ritcheylogic.com/wcs-evomax-road-bar

that looks pretty cool

Cowbell with 5mm more of both reach and drop.

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:42
mdilthey
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Similar experience here. I liked my Salsa Cowbells and went for the even-more-flared Cowchipper, and they're fun. My next bar will probably dial back to about what those Ritcheys have, but the extra flare works great when I'm ducking through a trail on my way home from campus.

26/M/41t N/W

Tue, 11/21/2017 - 21:47
Tail Hook Lengthener
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This thread is making me question my deep derps.

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Tue, 11/21/2017 - 22:07
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Sat, 12/02/2017 - 00:14
Nishiki
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(Reply to #2063)

his voyage to building it will make you love him though
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Sat, 12/02/2017 - 00:19
ergott
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I don't mind that

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:23
yonderboy
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I find that less offensive than some folding bikes I've seen.

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 12:44
dorth
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it's like the poor-mans brompton.

I definitely would like to own a dumb 20in folder/minivelo some day.

Sat, 12/02/2017 - 18:21
joy of vaping
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Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:53
kmcdon
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what

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:53
Tail Hook Lengthener
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I admire the tenacity there, dear Redditor.

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Mon, 12/04/2017 - 13:55
mander
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:-(

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 01:13
ramate
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(Reply to #2071)

They're so cheap on craigslist near cities. Yuppie buys folding bike, yuppie realizes they don't like bike, yuppie sells bike cheaply on craigslist.

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 03:07
hiimjoshimabike
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Some dork on reddit posted this in /r/bikeporn:

Neat image and cool bike, but those bars make me wanna barf.

Just ride your fucking bike and don't be a dick about it.

Fri, 12/29/2017 - 21:47
newellbt

redditor really needs to get on the current gen garmin cadence sensor too while he's at it, sheesh

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 14:41
yonderboy
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I'm kinda surprised there isn't a Quarq or Stages on there. Not a PowerTap wheel from the comments.

Sat, 12/30/2017 - 20:47
ergott
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Cable disc, ewww

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 00:22
Larry Winget
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I'm gonna guess this is the same doofus who had that pink curved seat tube abomination.

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Sun, 12/31/2017 - 00:29
johnasavoia
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(Reply to #2077)

Larry Winget wrote:
I'm gonna guess this is the same doofus who had that pink curved seat tube abomination.

The low pro crit bike? That was my first thought.

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 09:35
kmcdon
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why are the rotors that way?

doesn't having yuuuge cutouts on the braking surface reduce braking power drastically?

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 12:36
ergott
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Better for shedding gunk. Less ideal for road since less heat dissipation.

Probably chosen because they are lighter

If someone on here did it, I'd probably like it. Since it was done by someone I don't know, they're a fucking idiot.

Sun, 12/31/2017 - 12:59

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