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    Because no one wants to be seen on a dorky hybrid...

    Back-Up Barz - A handle bar attachment for upright position




    (OK, maybe during rehab from an injury.)
    A good habit is as hard to break as a bad one..

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    Only $120... and no access to brakes or shifters? Sign me up!

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    Awesome! I'd seen those before, but didn't realize they were worth as an entire beater bike.

    Pretty sure I get low enough in the drops to actually bang my head into those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndrwSwitch View Post
    Pretty sure I get low enough in the drops to actually bang my head into those things.
    They also serve as a chin rest
    Helps prevent neck stiffness.

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    WTH... Lawsuit anyone? Ape hangers for your roadie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Only $120... and no access to brakes or shifters? Sign me up!
    just like most clip-on aero bar setups...

    wouldn't use either one.
    eff all y'all...

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    I can imagine doing an inexpensive TT setup with clip-on aero bars. I'd rather enter a stage race without a TT bike than not enter it because I didn't have the bike for one stage, and I'd rather kludge together a small improvement in a TT than give up several seconds or a few minutes if I thought I had a shot to do something with the stage race as a whole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EHietpas View Post
    WTH... Lawsuit anyone? Ape hangers for your roadie.
    Quote Originally Posted by Oxtox View Post
    just like most clip-on aero bar setups...

    wouldn't use either one.
    No kidding. They are both a stupid idea.

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    I swear to god the first person I see with those on his bike is gonna get donkey punched in the back of the head

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    Speaking as a Fred rocking a high-rise stem, I can honestly say that's one of the dorkiest things I've ever seen...

    I would flip my bars upside-down before I'd even consider one of those things.
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    When a cyclist in your area is injured or killed by a motorist, make an extra effort the next day to go for a ride. It doesn't have to be an organized ride, or even a long ride. Hell, ride a 15 minute loop around your neighborhood if you want.

    Just be seen riding your bike.

    Do it to make people aware we're out there. Do it to honor a fellow traveler. Do it because you're lucky enough to still be able to.

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    Wow, did those not ever make it to this forum?

    Man those things made the rounds quite some time ago.

    Anyways.....certainly no limit to the rediculous crap out there and how much people will pay for it.

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    If the choice are those or the hybrid, I take the hybrid

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    I mean if someone needs those things, then it's time for a different bike. Sad, ugly, expensive and useless product.
    With people like Peter P. around, I am done posting on this website. Mean people have driven me off after 9 plus years. Good luck newbies beware.

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    Not since Troy McClure and Dr. Nick sold me on the Juice Loosener have I ever been so excited about a new product.

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    Soon to be seen in the Tour de France...stay tuned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T K View Post
    Not since Troy McClure and Dr. Nick sold me on the Juice Loosener have I ever been so excited about a new product.

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    You guys are weird. This is a real cool item.

    I'm getting a set, PLUS another backup bar to back up my 1st backup bar so I can get the "perfect custom fit." This will help me do my 1st double century with NO back/neck pain. Catch me if you can!!

    (jk, of course)

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    I'll bet that your bike will steer like it's on rails when you're zipping through a corner on a fast descent, with those bars.
    Last edited by mpre53; 10-07-2012 at 12:02 PM.

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    FINALLY! Now I can hang my grocery bags from the drops without my pesky hands getting in the way!

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    Just a guess but the idea for these was most likley founded by HEINZ STÜCKE


    Some where on his site or in a interview it was mentioned he made a second set of handle bars to allow a different riding position.
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    Hey, one of my bikes is a hybrid so I resent getting lumped in with this oddity!

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    Via Bike Snob NYC's ongoing "cockpit" photos, you don't need to spend that much money, you just need some creativity:







    pvc pipe and hose clamps:

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