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(Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:08 pm
by gairym
First off, ten bonus points to the first person who gets the reference.....

Ok, so I saw a Kickstarter thingy for a new combination drop/flat bar and thought it worth sharing - enjoy!

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https://bikepacking.com/news/oyster-bar-handlebar/

What do we think???

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:15 pm
by pistonbroke
Not sure about the reference but I for one would feel a bit of a cult with those on the bike :shock:

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:21 pm
by PaulB2
It was the gay bar from Police Academy wasn’t it?

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:26 pm
by gairym
PaulB2 wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:21 pm
It was the gay bar from Police Academy wasn’t it?
We have a winner! :-bd

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:02 pm
by PaulE
Could take some fairly tricky manoeuvres with cable or hydro splitters in order to have braking on the flat and drop sections... I'm envisioning something like sti shifters, cable disk brakes and either odd cable routing to some cross top levers or a second set of levers and a couple of BMX cable detangler parts...

You could also do similar with any flat bars and some origin-8 drop bar ends?

Having said all that, I would like to give that kind of set-up a go!

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:28 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
What do we think???
Honestly? I really don't know.

I'm wondering what the advantage is over wide drop bars that are set up nice and high :???:

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:48 pm
by slarge
They'll sell a few as they're different, but there could well be a reason no one else has done bars like these before......

So are they gay bars or oyster bars?

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:49 am
by Charliecres
I see the logic and got as far as scribbling something similar on a scrap of paper a few months ago, thinking it was how I’d finally make my fortune.

IMO they score over wide flared drops by having the ‘downhill/off-road’ grips higher than the drops. That means you’ve still got low drops for aero.

Brake set up would be a giant pain in the arse, though. And it would be hard to optimise reach for all those different hand positions.

Probably a wrong turn, I reckon, but I’d like to try them.

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:27 am
by Bearbonesnorm
I'm sure someone can do something with a pair of these and some wide flats.

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Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:31 am
by Alpinum
Charliecres wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:49 am
Brake set up would be a giant pain in the arse, though. And it would be hard to optimise reach for all those different hand positions.

Probably a wrong turn, I reckon, but I’d like to try them.
works well with death grip :-bd

I like it, just because it's bold and looks stupid.

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:37 am
by Bearbonesnorm
I like it, just because it's bold and looks stupid.
Brilliant, I'm in with a chance.

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:49 am
by jamiep
I can't see how the 'cockpit' [STW patter] could be set up in order to accommodate all the different hand positions. The same as how one's position will be off if one simply switches drop bars for flat bars (or vice versa) without also changing stem length/rise, stack height, saddle height and fore/aft.

Which is why one also cant just add those extensions and expect them to be any use either

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:57 am
by Bearbonesnorm
Which is why one also cant just add those extensions and expect them to be any use either
Exactly :wink:

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:11 am
by Landslide

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:31 am
by In Reverse
slarge wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:48 pm
So are they gay bars or oyster bars?
Difficult to say at the moment Steve.

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Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:42 am
by wriggles
Landslide wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:11 am
https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zcHFMnvYI/
Yeah - my first thought was to see what 'pubes had to say :lol: :-bd

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:48 pm
by PaulB2
From the website that loves to produce lists, a list of alt-bars:

https://bikepacking.com/index/comfort-mtb-handlebars/

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:01 pm
by composite
Wow! When a bar is deemed too kooky on this forum, you know it must be truly out there! :-O

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:08 pm
by slarge
Mike will be along in a minute Neil. He'll buy a set.

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:14 pm
by Bearbonesnorm
Mike will be along in a minute Neil. He'll buy a set.
Only if they're carbon, don't fit and he can take 'em back tomorrow :wink:

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:15 pm
by htrider
Would they work with the new shimano grx groupo that has flat bar brake levers plumbed into the lines from the drop bar levers?? (i.e. a hydraulic cross top type of thing)
Otherwise a recipe to be on the wrong bit of the bar at the wrong moment i.e when you need to grab a handful of brake.....

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:50 pm
by composite
slarge wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:08 pm
Mike will be along in a minute Neil. He'll buy a set.
Bearbonesnorm wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:14 pm
Mike will be along in a minute Neil. He'll buy a set.
Only if they're carbon, don't fit and he can take 'em back tomorrow :wink:


:lol:

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:09 pm
by BigdummySteve
Stupid

What I would be interested in is a woodchipper with some back sweep on the tops and a more acute transition from the tops to drops :-bd

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:27 pm
by composite
BigdummySteve wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:09 pm
Stupid

What I would be interested in is a woodchipper with some back sweep on the tops and a more acute transition from the tops to drops :-bd
25 degree back sweep on the tops will straighten out the drops nicely. :lol: :-bd

Re: (Blue) Oyster Bar

Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:37 pm
by jameso
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