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    Are drop bars for hippies and weirdos?

    So many intriguing questions on the two nine (am I pronouncing that right?) forum, I thought I'd throw this one out on a Friday.

    Ride happy!
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    Absolutely. And attention whores.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
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    and travis brown

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    and people who can spell.

    (someone had to say it...)
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    i thought the hippes and wierdos in the cycling world reserved that mionikor for association with their recumbant bikes and throat beards!
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    absolutely, travis brown is a bit of a hippy

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    Wait a minute while I park the VW bus and put the Emo bong down.

    Of course they are but use 'em anyway. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion
    So many intriguing questions on the two nine (am I pronouncing that right?) forum, I thought I'd throw this one out on a Friday.

    Ride happy!

    wat are drop bars? Some sorta illegal drug den?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion
    So many intriguing questions on the two nine (am I pronouncing that right?) forum, I thought I'd throw this one out on a Friday.

    Ride happy!
    and hippies and weirdos f'ing rule, mufuggah!!

    On the plus side, drop bars can be used as a nice bong.

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    I'm not a hippie. Wait, does recycling make me a hippie.

    Definitely a weirdo I guess.
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    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jomissa
    i thought the hippes and wierdos in the cycling world reserved that mionikor for association with their recumbant bikes and throat beards!
    Did you get that pic from people of WalMart??? haha AWESOME pic

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    Jah.

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    And commuters...just to clarify.
    You have no excuse for driving to work
    (unless you don't have studded tires)
    (no excuse for that either)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSingleGuy
    and people who can spell.

    (someone had to say it...)
    I corrected my post - put the "e" before the "i". Thanks man! You saved my life You did a good thing, my friend.

    Quote Originally Posted by CommuterBoy
    Absolutely. And attention whores.
    Look at this bike. So awesome and cool.

    Riding rigid puts me in a Zen-like frame of mind. In fact, a rigid-brakeless-fixed-gear-drop-bar-two-nine is the most Zen.

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    commuter hippies?

    like this jackhole? Def not a hippie....or ex-hippie still really a hippie inside? kind of like me i guess....i do wear a suit to work but a hippie would never rock the mobile on a busy street.....
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    . . . and road and cross bikes.
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    yes and yes.

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    If anybody takes offense to this thread, you may need drop bars in your life.

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    Dope bars are illegal in the usa!

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    i can't think of anything that is more ridiculous than those bars no matter what they say

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion
    ...Thanks man! You saved my life You did a good thing, my friend.
    Anytime

    I'm thinking of doing my first cross race this fall too - maybe we can compare nooB notes over on that other forum...
    Ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSingleGuy
    Anytime

    I'm thinking of doing my first cross race this fall too - maybe we can compare nooB notes over on that other forum...
    Be careful. The cyclocross forum doesn't take kindly to... um, I guess anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    Be careful. The cyclocross forum doesn't take kindly to... um, I guess anything.
    Thanks, but it's OK, I'm training for the CX forum by hanging out on the VRC board!
    Ride.

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    As a weirdo and a hippy, I use drop bars. Only on my siglespeed commuter. On a mtb, never tried it. Real question is, who is a wierdo these days? Who are the hippies? Moden day hipsters maybe, fixed gear types? Need to be more specific with these sterotypes. I guess in norcal where I reside, just about anyone who rides a bike on the street could be considered by most car drivers as a weirdo hippy bike rider. Flame on haters of drop bars!
    Last edited by swill'n; 08-20-2010 at 09:51 PM.

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    An unequivocal Yes!

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    I'm a weirdo but I didn't know now to let everybody know. Now I do...Got myself a midge bar and no one will mistake me.

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    Good to be different.

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    Are drop bars the opposite of pick up bars?

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    Where is Shiggy when you need him?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheSingleGuy
    Anytime

    I'm thinking of doing my first cross race this fall too - maybe we can compare nooB notes over on that other forum...
    Oh gawd... I'm gonna get smoked like a salmon on the first race coming up next month.

    But, I realized that if I'm going to be DFL, it's best I do it on a cyclocross bike.

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    I wouldn't run them on every bike, but they do have a place on a 29er to me. My 26" rig will have risers, but the 29er with drops will what my next 29er will be.

    And hey, John Tomac schooled the world on them at one time...and they were just the roadie version. Nothing compared to the dirt drops of today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jomissa
    like this jackhole? Def not a hippie....or ex-hippie still really a hippie inside? kind of like me i guess....i do wear a suit to work but a hippie would never rock the mobile on a busy street.....
    O Rly? I see hippies yakking on their cells (while riding) on a daily basis here in Portland.
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    No, not for hippies and weirdos

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion
    Are drop bars for hippies and weirdos?
    They are for dropouts and barflies.
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    Tomac...

    Not a hippy. Weirdo - possibly.

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