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    Stolen secret info...Shiggy's bars

    man they ain't so weird
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    Hey everybody SMT is back to posting useless stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swoop
    Hey everybody SMT is back to posting useless stuff.
    nah everyone was wondering what a close up pic of those bars looked like
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    Have you seen any pictures of the handlebars on his coiler? I was wondering how he shifts gears with those bars and brakes.

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    Fine fine fine... your right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaFish
    Have you seen any pictures of the handlebars on his coiler? I was wondering how he shifts gears with those bars and brakes.
    just like you do on a road bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ace_Jellyfish
    just like you do on a road bike
    I have never ridden a road bike, so I'm not too familiar with the common shifters. I've seen some with the levers on the frame, but I doubt he would use those.

    My question is how do you use trigger style shifters on that kind of handlebar without moving your hand away from the brake levers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaFish
    Have you seen any pictures of the handlebars on his coiler? I was wondering how he shifts gears with those bars and brakes.
    The brake levers are the shifters.

    Ultegra STI. The levers swing toward the center of the bike to shift. The brake lever shifts to the larger ring/cogs. The inner lever drops the chain to the smaller ring/cogs.
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    Huh, that explains it. Pretty cool setup.

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    A note about my Coiler setup:
    Yesterday I rode it on a big group ride. Several people commented that the bar/stem combo seems REALLY tall looking just at the bike. But when I am on the bike my position looks normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaFish
    I have never ridden a road bike, so I'm not too familiar with the common shifters. I've seen some with the levers on the frame, but I doubt he would use those.

    My question is how do you use trigger style shifters on that kind of handlebar without moving your hand away from the brake levers?
    we have to ask him...very weird set-up
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    well, yeah it would be tall if you road w/ your hands on the cross-bars, but when your grabbing under the top of the stem it would seem more normal, but still, why do you ride w/ drop bars?? Can you manual, or even wheelie, or stoppie, etc. w/ those?? What is the point, I've seen quite a few guys here in Japan that retrofitted drop bars to their mtbs too, but I don't see any advantage at all, besides climbing. Imagine trying to even bunny hop like that, definetly not me, but if you can dig it, I have no beef w/ that, just wondering. btw- that stem doesnt look very stiff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    Imagine trying to even bunny hop like that
    It can be done - I got to the point where I could bunny hop 18" hurdles while in the drops on my cyclocross bike, though it wasn't what I'd consider ideal (and was far from pretty, but saved me seconds during races). I certainly wouldn't want to run drops on my MTBs - but that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    well, yeah it would be tall if you road w/ your hands on the cross-bars, but when your grabbing under the top of the stem it would seem more normal, but still, why do you ride w/ drop bars?? Can you manual, or even wheelie, or stoppie, etc. w/ those?? What is the point, I've seen quite a few guys here in Japan that retrofitted drop bars to their mtbs too, but I don't see any advantage at all, besides climbing. Imagine trying to even bunny hop like that, definetly not me, but if you can dig it, I have no beef w/ that, just wondering. btw- that stem doesnt look very stiff.
    I have never been able to do manuals very well with any type of bar.

    I can wheelie, stoppie, hop on the front wheel or rear wheel, bunny hop. I have ridden trials with drop bars.

    Do you get forearm pump on long descents? I don't.

    The stem is VERY stiff. The side plate are 3/8" thick. The bolts are 1" apart and the block in the top is 2" long x 3/4" thick. It does not flex at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    I have never been able to do manuals very well with any type of bar.

    I can wheelie, stoppie, hop on the front wheel or rear wheel, bunny hop. I have ridden trials with drop bars.

    Do you get forearm pump on long descents? I don't.

    The stem is VERY stiff. The side plate are 3/8" thick. The bolts are 1" apart and the block in the top is 2" long x 3/4" thick. It does not flex at all.
    never get forearm pump....I "exercise" my forearms a lot
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    I have ridden trials with drop bars.
    whoa, trials w/ drop bars, not my thing, I'm not looking to break my wrists on a drop or pedal kicking a gap.
    How do drop bars reduce arm pump? And it seems like you would be too crouched over on descents, pushing you over the bars more, not to mention they are skinny compared to today's wide dh/fr bars, losing leverage and control. Hate to knock somebody else's style, we're all different, but in my case the cons seem to far outweigh the negs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeSATORI
    whoa, trials w/ drop bars, not my thing, I'm not looking to break my wrists on a drop or pedal kicking a gap.
    How do drop bars reduce arm pump? And it seems like you would be too crouched over on descents, pushing you over the bars more, not to mention they are skinny compared to today's wide dh/fr bars, losing leverage and control. Hate to knock somebody else's style, we're all different, but in my case the cons seem to far outweigh the negs.

    check his pictures the handlebars are about the same height
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