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    Handlebars for some of the rest of us

    I went through about 5 different handlebars trying to find what I wanted. Even considerd a custom bar, but you have to know the dimensions you want. And I don't weld, so I went Rube Goldberg on 4 stems and five pieces of tubing from spruce aircraft. I can adjust this thing in every possible direction - width, sweep, reach, rise - to dial in exactly what I want. Clyde needs wide, high and comfortable. Easier on my back, my wrists, etc. If my frame took a quill stem, I wouldn't have needed to assemble so many parts, but the threadless stems don't like to accomodate much in the way of rise, and I want more than most. It's not for the gram sensitive, and it isn't pretty but I can use the higher rise or the flat bar...006..jpg

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    Cool!

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    That is a cool way to figure it out. I too miss quill stems. Suggestion: put some handgrips on the ends of the lower bar and you'll have yourself another riding position for when you want to get a little bent over and tucked in (such as riding into the wind, or a long stretch of open road).

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    What you want are Beach Cruiser bars. You'll drop about 3 pounds from that setup you've got going there and add a ton of safety.

    At minimum, put some plugs in those 6 open bar ends. Aside from just being a way to hold the end of your bartape on a road bike, bar plugs are a safety precaution so that if you wreck, the bars don't act as a hole punch if you land on the end of it.
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    Those bars remind of the bars on my harley,,,,great ingenuity!!!!
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    These sort of do a nice Job . I have come to appreciate Trekking Bars ,
    leaving the aero tuck for those 20 years younger.

    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/product-M...lack-18737.htm

    Once the leverage of much rise is added I like DH stems with the clamping load shared by 4 or more Bolts.

    I got an Azonic one with 6 bolts clamping the open face of the stem.

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    thats the way! make your own design!

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