Wednesday, October 29, 2008

If I had this bike... I'd fix the handlebars

The more I look at this bike, less I can make sense of it. It's a totally sick custom build, with heaps of attention to detail in the build. Its got a custom IF computer system, custom carbon front derailleur, and even color matched housing, spacers, and bottle holders. Plus to top of all of that, its rolling on a set of 606 tubulars. So talking all of these things into consideration, what the hell is up with those handle bars. They are on like a 20 degree slope. I tried briefly to ride this bike, and my hands felt like they were climbing a mountain and and any moment they might slip off. I understand people want comfort, and maybe if this was a Trek Postal Service Team issue frame I'd cut it a little more slack. But when you have those wheels, on that bike, with those handle bars; any aerodynamic benefits from the wheels is negated by rider position. There should be some sort of rule, if your allowed to own a bike this nice, you really should know better!




4 comments:

James said...

Ha...I don't think I could resist the temptation to level those bars if I had to work on that bike.

erik k said...

hahah... so true. I actually contemplated fixing them just for the picture and then putting them back after.

veloben said...

Any reason you picked a Waste Management dumpster for a backdrop?

erik k said...

Ben, because it was there. Plus it provided a solid color backdrop and matched the color scheme!