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Join Date: Mar 2012
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broken handlebars anyone? need parts
OK ok this might sound bizarre...
the other day I noticed that the sleeve is slightly loose when I adjusted my bars angle.
hmmmm this gives me an idea.
I have Buckets of no-name bars in the shed, nothing wrong with them-just undesire-able.
the 24" bikes have 33 or 34cm bars.....
Now If you have a clean center sleeve from a broken bar and no use for it I would like to have it to try my hand at shortening.
my method is as follows.
remove the center sleeve from the broken bars intact.
cut the donor bars in the correct place-remove old sleeve
make a center from an aluminum tube that just fits inside the bar,
tig weld the bar back together-penatrating the tube-grind flush and then slide the sleeve over it the weld but using structural epoxy under a vacuum to pull it in the joint.
ALAN's are held together by epoxy- I am pretty confident this will work.
I will be happy to write a good thread about this.
I need a set, and I know a few fellow forumites could use a few pairs for their kids.
I would like a center sleeve from a 3ttt, or cinelli.
this is what I got now!