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Oct
3
reviewed No Action Needed Name that frame! (Likely Japanese, likely made in 1986, with known serial number, likely a Bianchi)
Oct
3
comment Reversing Drop Bars
This comment conversation is too long. We can continue it in chat if you like.
Oct
3
revised My front wheel was steering to the right… now it's steering to the left. What's the cause of this?
grammar, formatting
Oct
3
comment My front wheel was steering to the right… now it's steering to the left. What's the cause of this?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. We ask that you write to the best of your ability on this site. This means proper capitalization, proper punctuation, and complete sentences. I have made some edits for you. If you feel I have inadvertently changed the nature of your question, feel free to correct me.
Oct
2
reviewed No Action Needed Where to buy 2005 Shimano 105/Ultegra brifter hoods?
Oct
2
comment Upgrading rear derailer and cassette
@Revoo Sheldon Brown has a good explanation of the difference between a freewheel and a cassette. sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html
Oct
2
comment Reversing Drop Bars
The cross section on that ergonomic section is narrower and a different shape than the rest of the bar. The screw in the mounting band on the levers may not have enough threads to fully tighten it onto that section. And of course comfort is an issue. It is one of the primary functions of a handlebar. A purpose-made bar bypasses these issues. Your sarcasm is not necessary, appreciated, nor productive. Please remember that you must remain civil on this site.
Oct
2
comment Get a gift certificate for Assos cycling wear?
@Batman We actually have a product rec closure now. It's under off-topic on the page that asks for the reason for closing.
Oct
2
reviewed Close Get a gift certificate for Assos cycling wear?
Oct
2
comment Reversing Drop Bars
The original image you displayed is not a set of standard bars flipped. @Kibbee also pointed that out. The reversed curvature I was referring to is below the hoods, in the drops, for a more ergonomic grip. You can actually see it in your new picture. This could be uncomfortable when flipped as the OP describes. It could also create problems mounting the brake levers if that curve happened to be where you wanted to mount them. The bar in your original picture also offers multiple hand positions, which would not be possible doing what the OP describes
Oct
1
comment Reversing Drop Bars
The difference is that this dodges the problem of a single hand position, as well as the potential problems created by the reverse curvature in some drops, i.e., awkward hand positioning and difficulty mounting brakes. The answer is valid, the image is just a bad example.
Oct
1
reviewed No Action Needed Reversing Drop Bars
Oct
1
reviewed Reviewed The best way to deal with/prevent punctures on tubular tyres
Sep
30
reviewed Leave Closed Disc brake lines quite long
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
30
reviewed Close Choosing a ladies commuting bike for beginner
Sep
29
reviewed Leave Closed ANT+ to Bluetooth Low Energy bridge?
Sep
29
comment brand new fixie, different sized dropouts - send back?
Please consider expanding your answer with the reasoning behind why you would return it and/or what might qualify as too cheap to worry about.
Sep
26
reviewed No Action Needed My front deraileur needs adjustment after every ride
Sep
26
reviewed No Action Needed Are folding bikes less efficient than full sized bikes?