Butterfly bars and brakes

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by Abitrary, 9 Oct 2007.

  1. Abitrary

    Abitrary New Member

    Exactly. I'm sure a lot of us spend at least 25% of our riding time thinking about weird handlebar / brake / shifter configurations.

    Has anyone ever put brifters on the sides of butterfly bars, and keeping the ones on the flats?
  2. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    Have you been smoking mixed herbs again?
  3. Brifters? Ive been in the trade for a really long time and Ive never heard of them. Are they new?
  4. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    Ok. I see. This is where it all starts to get real.
  5. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    Jesus christ. Just saw that the last post on this forum was like 10 hours ago.

    It's like an intellectual has wondered into the bad boys area and has been given a stark warning
  6. k-dog

    k-dog New Member

    I've never seen that. Did see someone recently with bullhorns with them mounted underneath. Looked incredibly stupid.

    I've heard them called 'brifters' in the US for quite a few years - not common here though.
  7. OP

    Abitrary New Member

    Thanks k-dog. Not worried about how it will all look, but I reckon shimano brake-shifters, at least tiagra with the paddles would work well on the sides of butterfly bars. Also, when you think about it, when riding on the flats, it wouldn't be too much of a finger stretch to reach them either.

    Not as much of a stretch from riding on the flats on drops to reach the gears on the hoods, which is probably more destabilising anyhow.

    To set the whole thing up would probably be the same as setting up bar top brakes on a cross type bike
  8. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Having read the last three postings, that will be a YES.:biggrin::biggrin:
  9. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

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