Dude, it's like you are inside my head. :shock: I love the straight bars. I love the big 'n' skinny also. It looks amazing. Thinking of something similar for this bike. Only with a fat 26" slick in the rear and a 26 x 1" slick up front. I'll change out the fork to a flat blade, as I just came across a guy with a huge bucket of forks! The 24 x 3" is tempting, however. What size rim do those take again?