Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by Alan O, 13 Sep 2017.
I don't see anyone getting upset here.
Argh. Ok, forget it. I take back all my comments on this thread. I was wrong. Please forgive me.
Actually, maybe I do see someone getting upset.
like the bars on that, spend all of my time on the hoods rather than drops, might have to take a look at this ? Also what bars are they ? /off to scour eBay for brake levers as well !
Don't think there is anything in particular that ties bull horns to fixed gear/SS bikes. It may be a "fashion" trend, started by the city couriers who wanted very narrow bars to be able to squeeze through narrow traffic gaps. For normal road riding I use drop handlebars and spend most of the time on the hoods, but when tight cornering, descending and occasions when I need more control, I drop to the drops. Using the drops means my centre of gravity is slightly lower and there is no danger of my hands jumping off the bars and losing control.
I thought bull horns were the old style TT bar banned within the International Union of Cyclist (UCI) in the early 90's?
t' lad and me are building one (appears that everyone is) with bullhorns. I'd put flat bars on but hey ho!
My previous fixed, my Pearson
My current Fixed, my Genesis Flyer
And my first fixed my Pollard from the 1980's
Just put on whatever bars you want to, it doesn't matter, drops, flats or bullhorn, they'll all do.
[QUOTE 4964311, member: 43827"]There are other options. This site looks at the pros and cons of different bar shapes.[/QUOTE]
Yes, just decide what bars you like, or the ones that suit what you're planning on doing on the bike and fit them.
a lot of bull horns are just drop bars flipped over and sawn off. Cane creek do some decent priced bar end levers, 200TT is the model. You need mtb brake cable inners for them.
t'lad is a trendy hipster type and it is his bike so bullhorns it is. They have already been ordered.
Whoa, I thought that was a tricycle at first glance!
it's not the most practical chainring on the planet, but it was a lot of fun getting it to work... Now that I know what is involved to make it work really well I'm replacing it with a 60T that I know will just fit.... that's an 80 BTW.....
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