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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:22 am 
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It may be the angle of the photo but i don't think so!, this bike has some seriously sized drop bars :D .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Old-Ellis-Bri ... 0371401%26

btw it also looks like a nice resto opportunity with uncommon tubing type.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:50 am 
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You wouldn't be able to ride that if you have a big nose. It'll be rubbing on the front tyre!


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:42 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 10:57 am 
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I reckon these were the very bars that inspired the invention of the lo-pro. They may yet turn out to be an important historical artefact :) .


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:12 pm 
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Probably a bit of both, but bars with 165mm drop look enormously droopy compared to most modern bars. It's usually track bars with the big 165-170mm drop.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:51 pm 
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I think the bars on that bike are what are known as MANS bars.Used when men were men (before a bad back was a reason not to ride)and women stayed at home to cook and clean.Ask Al he uses them all the time.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:42 pm 
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I guess these bars are from the days when people rode much bigger frames than currently fashionable. The top of the bars would be slightly below the saddle, so the drops would be bigger than modern bars.

Whereas now stems are really long and bar tops are much lower than the saddle but the brake levers are at the same height as the bar tops or even higher. And the bars have very little forward reach and hardly any drop at all.


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