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Old 04-09-04, 03:54 PM
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Location: Ames, Iowa
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Bikes: mountain bike (Litespeed Pisgah), touring bike (Giant Frankenbike), tandem (Burley Samba), fixie (Raleigh Rush Hour)

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Originally Posted by GreenFix
Great looking bikes.

Chuckfox, I really like the handlebar set up you have. It is something I have always wanted to try, because I spend all my time on the hoods anyway.
I agree, seeing these commuters is great--it's fun to see how other people have solved the transportation problem. I used to use drop bars on this bike, but like you I found myself riding the hoods constantly. What I like about this setup is it puts all the controls at your finger or thumbtips. When commuting in traffic I am much more comfortable with this brake setup. Not that traffic is that big of a deal in Ames, but a few people have tried to run over me...probably friends. I'll post a pic of the whole thing when I get home from work...I'm off to ride home!
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