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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:11 pm 
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mrkawasaki wrote:
BTW - do those plumber u-bend stems have a name?

Mr K


gooseneck or LD.


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mrkawasaki wrote:
anyone got a legitimate photo of a period bike with drops in the UK?

Graham John Wallace's Evans - pictured in 1984:

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Sweet! Love the double Ever Ready's... must add another 2lbs to the bike!

What does 'LD' stand for Noah?

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mrkawasaki wrote:
What does 'LD' stand for Noah?

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Limp Dick!


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new you liked a good drop

I've shown the Zaskar pic off too many times so watch this space for something orange on its way.

Meanwhile, heres the Nishiki Nagasaki Pie & Custard machine and the GT Talera Scarer:

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this really was a frankenbike but it was so fast off-road:

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Cool thread :D . I have been looking for a suitable quill stem for ages. I have a set of WTB dirt drops but no stem :( . Would love a salsa p10 if anyone has one sitting around doing nothing :wink: .

Anyway this has been my favourite inspiration thread for drop bar bikes check it out and run the slide show. Some nice bikes on here :

http://www.flickr.com/photos/28809944@N ... 306503239/

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Is it done to sport regular roadbars on an off-road bike, or is there a catch, in sturdiness for example? I'm thinking of putting one on my latest...


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Very uncool, I don´t like that kind of bars. :?


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madjh wrote:
Very uncool, I don´t like that kind of bars. :?



Have you actually ridden a bike wth drops on? If you like road bikes, a fast blast on a fire road on an MTB with drops puts a smile on my face at least.

Gives you loads of hand positions and the strength of current bars shouldnt give anybody worries about climbing


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