Bicycle Mechanics - New Handlebars?
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09-05-10, 10:37 AM
The better half has one of these "Forge Coco" bikes.
She likes the bike generally, but for awhile has wanted handle bars that come back farther-- like cruiser bars. Can someone point me to a set of bars that will work with this bike that have a longer reach back towards the saddle? I'm not familiar with newer parts and bikes like this, so any help is appreciated.
09-05-10, 10:42 AM
This company is in MD, you can do a walk in,
So you can drop by with the bike on the car rack.
09-05-10, 10:57 AM
Traditional cruiser bar right here. $16 + ship. (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=24093&category=43) These puppies are WIDE, though. Universal also has the Dimension longhorn style (I think that's what they're called) cruiser bars. (http://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=24092&category=43)
09-05-10, 04:05 PM
To get the handlebars farther back (closer to the seat) I have installed a shorter stem with a high angle. I've also swapped flat bars with 4 inch riser bars, then rocked the riser bars back towards the seat. Both methods work to create a more upright comfortable riding posture.
The challenge with doing this is that all the cable housings become too short so must be replaced. But we like mucking around with bikes, don't we.
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