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  • Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    The sandwich shop I go to for lunch is also the local hang out for all the cycle couriers. A dozen or so fixies lined up out side the shop and (and bizarrely an On-One with RS Revelations :confused: ).

    Anywho, there was a fixie there to day, with the handlebars cut down so that either side of the stem, there was the length of the grips and nothing more. :confused:

    never seen that before and looked highly dangerous and probably unstable at speed!

    Premier Icon Stoner
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    Nathan Barley-tastic.

    Been a few eejits in London riding around on 300mm bars for a while now.

    Just watch out for the boom in dildo bars:
    http://www.on-one-shop.co.uk/acatalog/Ueda_Kenichi.html

    sofatester
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    Old news, see a few flying around London over the years.

    Yep, they look proper scary at speed. I presume it’s to aid moving between traffic.

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    No, it’s so they can out-niche their fashion-victim mates.

    soobalias
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    my bars are 10mm wider than my hips, for safety.

    PeterPoddy
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    Yep, they look proper scary at speed. I presume it’s to aid moving between traffic.

    Gonna make a big difference! Your hands go through the gap, but not yer arse, right?

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    No, it’s so they can out-niche their fashion-victim mates.

    You want to see some of the clothes they wear 😆

    It’s like they tripped into a charity shop’s window

    RudeBoy
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    Your hands go through the gap, but not yer arse, right?

    Well, you’re arse might not, mate… 😉

    MrSmith
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    those kind of people should be shot. a disgrace to the cycling community.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Saw loads like that when I was up in Old Street on a course a few months back. Looked bloody scarey.

    PeterPoddy
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    Well, you’re arse might not, mate…

    OI! Steady on old bean!

    I’ll have you know I clear traffic with my head….
    😈

    MrSmith – Member

    those kind of people should be shot. a disgrace to the cycling community.

    😆

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    As I pulled up at a redlight this morning a guy on his shiny fixie bianchi in his sisters jeans (rolled up of course) swerved round me and went through, I didn’t notice the width of his bars tho.

    Saw someone near Brighton with bars like that, on my way home from work, had to do a double take, going down a hill quite quick, looked unstable to me! I spent the journey home wondering … WHY? 😕

    nickegg
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    Jesus! I cycled into Bristol yesterday on my GT Legato hybrid with barends, rear mud guard AND Gears (and i was wearing actual cycle gear!)

    I must have looked a total plank?!!! I just saw that new Charge video, WTF!!!

    Now i know why i live in the countryside.

    jacksta
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    some also have their saddles impossibly high, like 6″+ above their cut down bars or maybe its they have their bars low? either way, dont see how they can ride around all day like that, see cars pulling out on them or pedestrians stepping from between cars….got to have sore a**/hands?

    jackthedog
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    Being a Sheffielder I’d never seen any of these ‘fixie’ types. I’d read about the phenomenon but not put a great deal of thought into it.

    Then last weekend I visited a friend in London and we had a walk down Brick Lane and the surrounding area. Oh my. Never before have I seen such a bunch of ridiculous gayers on ridiculously inappropriately specced track bikes doing rubbish wheelies.

    Each to his own like, but bloody hell what a bizarre trend.

    dooge
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    I saw that last year. Strikes me as odd why they have their bars so narrow. Weight saving? Squeezing through traffic? Fashion? I dont see the point…

    Premier Icon yoshimi
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    I think we should have a picture thread, as being from up north, I don’t get the chance to point and laugh at these “{well, i don’t really know what the slang is}”

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    I think that’s the point though. They may attract ridicule but they also get you attention, and annoy the squares (i.e. people with practical, functional bikes).

    MrSmith
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    ARE THESE PEOPLE INSANE?

    It’s Darwinism for cyclists. Possibly.

    Bimbler
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    I was a courier in London in the late eighties and some couriers had massively cut down bars even then

    theboatman
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    It’s all folk nobbing round on bikes, I’m all for it. I’m not sure a pack of fat 40’somethings stood round in a national park decked out as freeride gods looks that cool 😕

    jackthedog
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    ARE THESE PEOPLE INSANE?

    Good lord, I’d be embarassed to be seen on such a machine. What a ridiculous thing. Looks like they got the perspective wrong when they built it. I can only assume it’s the Vitus M.C.Escher limited edition.

    But if it’s cool, then it’s cool and I must be a square.

    poppa
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    I saw someone with seriously cut down bars on a fixie in Southampton the other day. Southampton!!!

    Premier Icon Mr Agreeable
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    ARE THESE PEOPLE INSANE?

    Yes! The white tyre should clearly go on the front, so it doesn’t show the black marks from all the kool fixie skids he’s going to pull. Doye.

    Precious few other uses for old low pro TT frames, why not make them into a mong bike to beat around the city on?

    ive never seen it before ,wouldnt of thought you can controll the bike very well even n roads , i can see it making bar spins alot easyer mind 🙂

    Premier Icon molgrips
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    That bike has a pink chain 😯

    IWH
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    Bloody Fakengers. There’s a load of them jumped on the bandwagon at the Uni down here, right twunts the lot of them, blasting through red lights, playing slalom with pedestrians. Not to worry though, it’ll be totally uncool in about 5 minutes.

    joe1983
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    IWH did you get my mail RE the garmin?

    sodafarls
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    My mate brought his iro fixie around the other day to fit some new dildo bars (he doesn’t own a set of allen keys, or a pump for that matter). Anyway, I thought the whole point of changing his handlebars to the almost identical width and sweep of his dildo bars was to show off the bulbous ends, ie the reason for the heavy chromed cast pig iron rather than the square and conventional bent tube arrangement.

    Anyway, when bars where fitted, he then insisted on cutting the ends off his starspangled grips to refit them, but also be able to show off his bulbous ends. “Looks like Captain America’s cock” I told him. He took a bit of a sulk at that.

    This is a true story.

    IWH
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    Joe – no, but I saw your post on the Pushed thread. As before gimme a call on 07807 912183 if it turns up tomorrow otherwise I’ll have a word with the Post people and get back to you in the afternoon. Sorry it’s not arrived yet!

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    Or, as accurately described above:

    😉

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