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More Redline 925 Nacho Updates

A few weeks ago I went from bullhorns to a flat bar in order to create “Nacho.” So this week I decided to step it up a bit. Moe gave me some old mountain bike riser bars. At first I cut them down and painted it white. But I must have used some cheapo paint because I got my grimmy hands on the white and the grease wouldn’t come off. So the next thing I did was just sand off the bars down to the bare aluminum. I tried to get it polished the best I could with the equipment I have. I then cut the bars another inch shorter on each end.

I also installed these ergonomic grips provided to us by Hermans

Here’s a close up on the “brushed aluminum” bars.

I decided to reinstall my brakes since there are plenty of big hills in my area. But this time I went with an XTR lever. However, I only had the right hand lever, so not wanting to confuse my brain and motor skills, I went ahead and flipped the levers and placed them on the left side. I know…I know there some guys that ride with their front brakes on the right side like a motorcycle. But that’s not how I roll.

6 Comments

  1. steve

    I like running front brake on the left side mainly for turn signals. I’m relatively new to riding a fixie, so my trackstand skills are still at a developmental stage (along with skidding). Holding the brake helps me balance while holding out my right hand.

  2. RL Policar (Post author)

    Steve,

    I kept it on the left just because I do quite a bit of mountain biking and I didn’t want to confuse myself next time I’m coming down a technical rock bed…I’d hate to find out that I squeezed the wrong lever and go over the bars.

  3. steve

    oops… I just reread my comment and realized I mixed up my left and left. That’s what I get for early morning typing.

  4. LLrider

    How do you like those riser bars compared with bull horns or drop bars for long commutes?

  5. RL Policar

    I like the riser bars alot. But I have to say my bullhorns were very comfy. I’ve never liked drop bars. The OEM moustach bars were too harsh on my back and hands.

  6. Moe

    The other brake lever is now on My Swobo Sanchez, pictures coming soon!

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