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Bullhorns with fixies?

Discussion in 'Fixed Gear and Single Speed' started by Alan O, 13 Sep 2017.

  1. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    Yes, we know what you think, but you haven't explained why? And whats this engineering? I haven't seen it.
     
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    Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    I don't see anyone getting upset here.
     
  3. Tin Pot

    Tin Pot Guru

    Argh. Ok, forget it. I take back all my comments on this thread. I was wrong. Please forgive me.
     
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    Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Actually, maybe I do see someone getting upset.
     
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  5. MrGrumpy

    MrGrumpy Huge Member

    Location:
    Fly Fifer
    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 !
     
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  6. Sharky

    Sharky Veteran

    Location:
    Kent
    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.
     
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  7. YahudaMoon

    YahudaMoon Über Member

    I thought bull horns were the old style TT bar banned within the International Union of Cyclist (UCI) in the early 90's?
     
  8. Leaway2

    Leaway2 Veteran

    Location:
    Manchester (Sale)
    t' lad and me are building one (appears that everyone is) with bullhorns. I'd put flat bars on but hey ho!
     
  9. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    My previous fixed, my Pearson






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    My current Fixed, my Genesis Flyer


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    And my first fixed my Pollard from the 1980's


    pollard 3.jpeg
     
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  10. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    Just put on whatever bars you want to, it doesn't matter, drops, flats or bullhorn, they'll all do.
     
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  11. dave r

    dave r The Little Diesel

    Location:
    Holbrooks Coventry
    Yes, just decide what bars you like, or the ones that suit what you're planning on doing on the bike and fit them.
     
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  12. T4tomo

    T4tomo Über Member

    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.
     
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  13. Leaway2

    Leaway2 Veteran

    Location:
    Manchester (Sale)
    t'lad is a trendy hipster type and it is his bike so bullhorns it is. They have already been ordered.
     
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  14. chriscross1966

    chriscross1966 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Swindon
    Ditto
     
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    Alan O

    Alan O Über Member

    Location:
    Liverpool
    Whoa, I thought that was a tricycle at first glance!
     
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