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    How to: Installing Bar End Shifters in 7/8" Alloy Bars

    Not everyone has the tools needed, but click here to see how I do it

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    Very clever! I suppose I could substitute hardwood for the aluminum bar. I don't have a 7/8" drill bit, but I have a Forstner bit that size.

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    I'd rather use my laser CNC machine.















    Of course, I don't have a laser CNC machine, nor an industrial-sized drill press.

    I'll grant that it is a clever solution.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Thanks

    Thanks for all the work that went into showing us how to do this.

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    I'd like to see more stuff like this. It should prabably be in the mechanic's forum shouldn't it?

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    A lot prettier than my technique of hogging out the inside of the bars with a grinding stone in a 3/8" drill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtdrop
    I'd like to see more stuff like this. It should prabably be in the mechanic's forum shouldn't it?
    I posted it in response to the discussion of North Road bars here, but your probably right.

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    Barends on alloy bars

    Mark,
    Great post, thanks for the info! Several weeks ago I asked on here if bar end shifters could be used on Northroad bars......NOW, thanks to you, I know the answer!
    I like the ride of my Schwinn Suburban (northroad style bars but stem mounted shifters) so well I am thinking of converting my 1990 Bianchi Alfana to northroads with barends! I'm also looking at another bike as a possibility!

    Al
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    Why not use a gunsmith's barrel vise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by top506
    Why not use a gunsmith's barrel vise?
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    After paying $45-$69 for one, it would probably be just as much work to adapt it to hold the bar verticaly on a drill press table as it was to build my clamp from $2 worth of aluminum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MnHPVA Guy
    After paying $45-$69 for one, it would probably be just as much work to adapt it to hold the bar verticaly on a drill press table as it was to build my clamp from $2 worth of aluminum.
    Your gizmo looks/works just like one. And most of the ones I've seen/used were also homegrown.
    I guess not everyone hangs out in gunsmiths.....
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