Here’s a quick personality test. Let’s say you had to wait for someone - what do you do? Do you stare nonchalantly into the distance? Do you become irritable? Do you fidget? Do you play with your iphone/ multimedia device, clothing or body part? Or pick up a book or magazine that you have just for occasions like this? Do you take a nap? Do you conspire with your bowels to conjure up flatulence so that you may test the fortitude and forbearance of those around you? Or do you just say “fcuk this!” and leave?
Or, should you happen to be at home and with a little more time on your hands, do you grab your camera and shoot photos of your bicycle?
If you possess a set of chromed Deda Alanera bars (...and, well, you don’t...) and perchance have them already mounted on your studly, steel steed then the choice is obvious.
Ah yes. Like tusks on a walrus or antlers on a moose, this here is bicycling’s appendage of male bravado. With this one shall swagger and smirk condescendingly at the unfortunate masses who are lesser equipped (ie everyone else). Come rucking season who knows what fair maiden will be blinded, quite literally, by such amazing bling. And she will do naught but surrender to such a supreme display of manhood.
Chrome-painted carbon fiber. Big, bright, modern yet retro, and amenable to all forms of impractical applications/ situations.
It should be the next big thing at the NAHBS.