The First Rule of Barfly is You Do Not Talk About Barfly.
I am going to clue you in on something here and I know that I am breaking the rule but I’m only doing it for readers of this blog. You and I have a deal, alright? You can not talk about the Barfly. Not to anyone.
What is the Barfly? It is a mount for your Garmin that attaches to your handlebar to move the position of your Garmin forward. It basically kicks those rubber bands Garmin provides you to the curb. In addition to having a great location, the pro look of the Barfly set-up will probably be banned by the UCI, due to it’s performance enhancing benefits. The intimidation factor alone is guaranteed to shoot you up to the podium in your local crits.
This was designed and brought to market by the guys at Above Category, a high end bike shop out in Mill Valley, CA. I had to wait a while as the first batch were produced but was greeted with a nice letter from the shop manager letting me know I was one of the first to get this advantage. On every ride since then I have been trying my best to follow the First Rule of Barfly as people have peppered me with the inevitable “Where did you get that?” chorus.
Since then I’ve also noticed guys like Clive De Souza at Glory Cycles have started carrying it and I’m sure the guys at Dallas Bike Works are ordering this right now. You better move quickly if you want any chance of getting the crushing results and admiring stares the Barfly guarantees.
More than anything, though, remember that we had a deal!
I’ll leave you with this jerry-rigged set-up that I used for my Garmin when I was on a rental bike during the Rapha Turkey Take-off Challenge last year.
Note – The Barfly was purchased with my own dosh.