When I bought my Cannondale R900 used in 1996, it came with aerobars on it. I think I rode with them once and determined that they were not for me. I am also not a huge fan of PVC (a guy with 4 ivy league degrees recounts the hazards here) but if it is already manufactured, I guess it has to be used for something.
Reader Jonathan sent along the following . . . perhaps for you aspiring triathletes out there. A commuter who rides with aerobars deserves a commuter slang term - readers feel free to suggust ideas in commments =)
Take it away Jonathan . . .
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This is a bike that I saw at a triathlon in Upper Michigan with DIY PVC aerobars. It appears they're held in place with "T" joint pieces of PVC. I'm also guessing he heated the tubes up and clamped them to get the ergonomic bend in it. Seems like a cool/cheap hack for anyone interested in aerobars!