How do you angle your bars?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Joe, 1 Jan 2008.

  1. Joe

    Joe Über Member

  2. Not bad - it's got an 85cm frame too - a bargain!
  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member


    It's a 1970's paperboy's bike. I haven't seen that since mountain bikes came out and the chavs didn't need to butcher roadbikes anymore.

    I would not buy a bike off a nob who did that sort of thing.
  4. walker

    walker New Member

    Bromley, Kent
    and its even fitted with Shumano!!!!!
  5. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Bought it last year? Hmmmmm, looks like the 2003 TdF bike that they produced. :smile:
  6. Pete

    Pete Guest

    errr.... horizontal top surface is best I think. Otherwise the pints sort of slide off it.....:smile::tongue:xx(

  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    Erm...'nicked' it last year more like.......
  8. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Ok, this may need some nifty Googlework (any volunteers?) but I'm pretty sure that all Halfords road bikes are branded Carrera, to distinguish them from the horrible Apollo brand. The only exception that I can think of is the 2003 TdF bike that they produced. There's no way that the seller bought that bike from Halfords last year....
  9. ufkacbln

    ufkacbln Guest

    The "BikeHut" in Havant had these in last year, so it could be genuine
  10. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Ah, fairy snuff. Shows how often I go into Halfords...:smile:
  11. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    i recall seeing an apollo road bike in halfrauds last year.
  12. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    Those fareastern copies = youve gotta give it them for an impressive industrious nature !
  13. Chuffy

    Chuffy Veteran

    Blimey, have they scrapped Carrera in favour of the Boardman range then?
  14. andrew_s

    andrew_s Guru

    He's had the bars turned to reduce the bike width for storage in a passageway or somewhere, and hasn't bothered to finish putting them straight for the photo.

    If you just turn the stem on the steerer, the bike width is stem length plus bar/brake lever forwards projection. If you also twist the bars in the stem, the bar/brake lever projection is up/down and the bike is that much narrower.
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