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DIY Drop Handlebars to Bullhorns

Flopped and Chopped, Flipped and Clipped

March 19th, 2011

I have an old bike with drop handlebars. Riding it is a lot of fun, but with the hands placed on the brake hoods - which I find is the most comfortable way to ride - I am unable to use the brakes efficiently. The pursuit handlebar, or bullhorn, looked both functional and cool so I decided to try to convert the handlebar into one. It proved quite easy; I removed the brakes, turned the handlebar around, cut the drops and reinstalled the brakes upside down. The result was very comfortable and feels a lot safer. After the mod, I did some googling and found this guide on Ride Fixed Gear which demonstrates the steps. Apparently, it's called "chop-and-flop" and it seems that I got it right. ;)

The result. Comfortable riding position and brakes are easy to reach. Also note the bell. Safety first!
The result. Comfortable riding position and brakes are easy to reach. Also note the bell. Safety first!
#1
Pamo
March 20th, 2011

Ser ju riktigt elegant ut!
-Måster testas!

#2
Ilja
March 24th, 2011

Vältänkt och välutfört. Fem ringklockor av fem möjliga.

#3
Erik
March 24th, 2011

Man tackar! Sågen löser alla problem, som man ju säger.

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