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  • Premier Icon kimbers
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    no coz u r a freak

    drop bars on an mtb!!

    shmoo
    Member

    horses for courses really (whatever that means).

    gonna use it for commuting on road, canal towpath, old railway trails etc so it will be perfect.

    Just want some advice from folks who’ve done similar ( I know yo’re out there)

    shmoo
    Member

    Ok I finally took the plunge and bought some On one Midge bars for my retro Kona Explosif.

    Can you show me your bikes with drop bars so I can get some inspiration/ ideas for set up etc

    Any help would be appreciated particlarly about gears/ shifter/ drivetrain set up, sorry but sarcy comments won’t

    cheers

    *stabs eyes*

    jfeb
    Member

    Good God, look at that Kona!

    LeonTrotsky
    Member

    I have some strange friends doing unspeakable things to perfectly good MTB’s at the moment…..

    and this mongrel…

    i quite like that Stumpy

    john_l
    Member

    for my retro Kona Explosif

    don’t you mean “old”? ๐Ÿ™‚

    shmoo
    Member

    yeah, you’re right, can’t really call it retro, seen as how its becoming more and more bastardised with strange set-ups components

    oh well, still great bike

    Repack Rider
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    2retro4u
    Marin County, Cali

    Tomac


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    Orwell was a f#@king optimist.

    LeonTrotsky
    Member

    You can even buy one ready made…

    Tomac DB10

    bp
    Member

    Now this is my kind of thread, here’s my baby – big wheels too ๐Ÿ˜†

    BP

    Premier Icon ourmaninthenorth
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    bp – after the earlier eye melters, that’s rather tastefully done. Like it.

    rogerthecat
    Member

    Used to ride in Cornwall with a bike mechanic called Andy Holmes (Andy if you read this get in touch!) who had drops on the bike he used for the Polaris, I just put it down to him being from Manchester, seems it’s contagious.

    Nice bike though, BP.

    bp
    Member

    Thanks. The white stem is black now, it was all had to hand at the time.

    will
    Member

    I did consider thins, but then thought i’ll buy a cross bike, as for the cost i could sell the old mtb, and buy a cx bike. Much better!

    Premier Icon miketually
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    Custom Solitude monstercross bike, with clearance for 2.25″ tyres.

    martyntr
    Member

    My evolving cross/road (ish) bike..

    Road bars and gearing on a MTB frame

    sofaking
    Member

    nae gears though………………. they’re for winners

    antigee
    Member

    presumably the kona pic isn’t actually a bike owned by anyone on here?
    i thought waterbottles are in STW thinking the work of the devil

    did we not have this thread 2 weeks ago?

    anyway here is my fugly complete with waterbottle

    shmoo
    Member

    ok, here it is in all its glory.

    C:\Documents and Settings\new\My Documents\My Pictures\My Bikes

    my Kona Explosif

    shmoo
    Member

    ok, that din't work, how do you post phots?

    Olly
    Member

    im offended.

    no really, im quite well known in certain circles for trying "weird" things, its all in the spirit of shed style progress and tinkering, but those HORRIBLE things make baby jesus cry!

    that kona at the top is on a par with aids, bad aids.
    eugh

    … oh my word look at those spokes!!

    YoGrant
    Member

    mine's prettiest….

    Premier Icon singlespeedstu
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    YoGrant – Member

    mine's prettiest….

    No it's not.

    Mine's prettiester than yours….

    zaskar rider
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    yogrant

    very very nice ๐Ÿ˜†

    shmoo
    Member

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    ok, I'll try again

    My Kona

    AdamM
    Member

    For shmoo:

    Grant's one is prettiest… singlespeedstu, a brown saddle? On that frame? Your eyes need looking at. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    As for that M2 Stumpjumper up there ^^^^, on which I love the frame, I'm less disturbed by the use of the drop bars than the fact that the owner is still using the original forks!

    fontmoss
    Member

    head to mtbr they have hunners of monstercross pics

    samuri
    Member

    Grant's one is prettiest.

    In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king and you'd need to be blind to think either were actually pretty. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Premier Icon BigJohn
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    The only picture on this thread that gave me hope for the world was the one where some kind soul tried to lynch SSStu's bike in a tree

    shoefiti
    Member

    I just don't get it……………… Why?

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    Do you use drops on a road bike, or do you just not "get" drops? ๐Ÿ™‚

    tinsy
    Member

    Sam from Singular has a LOT to answer for…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hi,

    Not really pretty but functional

    Commuting mode/baby carrying mode

    Knobbly mode

    Regards

    dano
    Member

    I think that they all look really cool… the people dissin them must not realise that they are by far the fastest on smooth or muddy trails… cyclo cross is keepin it real!

    Premier Icon thekingofsweden
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    Mine too (grant,Stu) sorry the pics not all outdoorsy but i do have my custom rack mounts and hydraulic brakeset ๐Ÿ™‚

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