Specialised drops

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  1. Hirsty

    Hirsty New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone remembers these knee-knocking drops? I think they were from Specialized during the 90's if my rather poor memory is correct.

    If anyone knows anything about the history, I'd be terribly grateful as I cannot find much on the internet.

    Cheers

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  2. dabac

    dabac Well-Known Member

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    AFAIK there isn't that much to it. An attempt to provide yet another hand position.
    A traditional bar have three defined positions:
    - high close, the straight section closest to the stem
    - high far, the hoods
    - low far, the drops
    These added an optional low close.

    Its a pity they went out of production, as flipped upside down they'd be an easy option for people looking to raise their bars.
     
  3. Hirsty

    Hirsty New Member

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    They would have been an good alternative to the butterfly bars.

    There were a few interesting and odd handlebar things going on then, Cinelli bar extensions spring to mind
     
  4. CAMPYBOB

    CAMPYBOB Well-Known Member

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    Lemond popularised them...made by Scott and others.

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  5. Hirsty

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    Thanks. It is coming bak to me now you have reminded me that LeMond used it.
     
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