bar and cranks questions

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bar and cranks questions

Postby swaz » Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:55 pm

Doing up an old, old bike. Seems to be the generic steel frame you see a lot. It had on it some super cool Shimano 600 gear
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which is rusted and the cranks don't have any Shimano 600 branding on them...
anyway!
What are peoples thoughts on flat bar v drop bars v bull horns (cow horns) advantages/disadvantages? I will be commuting on it mainly which is 25km one way. 1/2 flat bike path, 1/2 roughish road which is undulating.
Also, the cranks... Do I just remove the big chainring and run with the small one which I guess is about a 39 or 42?
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by BNA » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:14 pm

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Re: bar and cranks questions

Postby h3ndry » Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:14 pm

The chainring you use will depend on what gear you want to run, but generally yes, the smaller one will be good.

As for bars, I like risers because of the better view and more upright position when booting around urban areas. But I also have short little T-rex arms, so take that with some salt.
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