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    • CommentAuthorconc2304
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2012
     
    With much effort i am refurbishing an old Schwinn Sprint into a track bike. While the is no velodrome around me to use it on the lake less than a mile away has a bike path about 14 miles long that i plan on using for this bike.

    Having had a road bike with drop bars i found myself using the drops as much as i used the brakes to rest on.
    With the sprint I have been debating on whether to put bullhorn bars or drop bars. I like the bullhorn because the are more comfortable, however they don't have many different hand positions. I like the drops because when i am in them I can get more power. Since this is going to be a track bike it doesnt have any brakes and thus no place to rest my hands like i normally wood on a road bike.

    Is there a way to find some sort of handlebar that incorporates both the bullhorn and the drop bars? Or is there a way of putting something on a pair of drop bars (other than brakes) to act a a resting spot and simulate a bullhorn position?
    • CommentAuthorHaegan
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2012
     
    just put brakes/brake levers on it. it will give you the desired riding position, plus this will never be a "track bike" so why not put brakes on? it will make you safer.
    • CommentAuthorstalag13
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2012
     
    ^^^+1. Unless you plan on replacing the drop outs with track ends and somehow raising the bb shell, (which would cost more to do than the bike itself is worth), this will never be a track bike. Just put some drops and hoods on.
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    +2

    a track bike is a bike that is used on a track.... tracks do not ALLOW you to have brakes... the law requires you to have a brake on your bike... plus you said yourself, that you like the hand position of the brake hoods...

    so?
    • CommentAuthorgbrkct
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2012
     
    Why would you need to rest your hands on hoods when you're going to be doing laps around a lake? If you need to put your hands up on hoods that defeats the purpose of using this lake-loop "velodrome" as a velodrome because I was under the impression that in a velodrome you go fast- all the time. Get a fixed gear, run a front brake, get a pair of horns and a pair of drops and change them depending on your mood. No need for a "track" bike if it's never going to see a drome.
  2.  
    i also had the same question, now using this bike as my long distance i bought these dia compre. they helped me. hope i helped you.



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    edit
    sorry, seems like i dont know how to paste photos, can any one help?
    • CommentAuthorveggie
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2012
     
    post just the link, no need for tags
  3.  
    edit: i feel more stupid.

    • CommentAuthorveggie
    • CommentTimeFeb 8th 2012
     
    The .jpeg links.
    • CommentAuthorKevint143
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012
     
    • CommentAuthorBummer
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2012 edited
     
    Nitto rb-021?

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  5.  
    Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a Drop-Bullhorn hybrid called 'Standard drops with hoods' position? It's the same hand position...literally no difference.

    Why would you even ask this question?
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    I guess you could also fabricate something approximating a velodrome out of barrel slats and spin around in the case that one NEEDS a velodrome badly
    • CommentAuthorShaku
    • CommentTimeFeb 11th 2012
     
    If you're still having trouble deciding:

    http://flic.kr/p/2VZXSm
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    I believe what you are looking for are pursuit bullhorns. The Deda Crono neros are my fav at the moment. You will see a lot of people with there bars positioned far down and I realized why once I tried it. The top portion (were you rest your hands) is flat and when the bars are positioned with the tips facing down it makes for a very comfortable resting position. The ends point up and will actually be pointing straight forward from this mounting position and give you something to hold on to for an extra burst of power in an actual sprint.
    • CommentAuthordeathtrap
    • CommentTimeFeb 13th 2012
     
    Posted By: ShakuIf you're still having trouble deciding:

    http://flic.kr/p/2VZXSm


    Multiple bars = Next bike trend?

    you could try putting bar ends in a bullhorn placing or something like the Spinaci on regular track drops?
 
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