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Old 09-03-05, 07:59 AM   #1
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Handle Bar Real Estate getting expensive.

My handle bars are getting a little crowded. Thought I would post a picture so you guys can make fun of me. Why not post your crowded handle bars so we can compare our luxury estates

Here you go.

By the way my bike is a 2005 Trek 520. Just incase you cared.

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You think that's crowded, do you?
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Get this...:

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You think that's crowded, do you?
You can replace your avatar with that pic....
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I never noticed that! Cool!
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You think that's crowded, do you?

What the hell is that sony thing anyway.

You got me beat, no contest here.

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Old 09-03-05, 09:23 AM   #7
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It's a combination AM/FM radio/bike computer. Pretty cool, actually. I can listen to NPR and still hear the occasional cars approach. My commute is 14.5 miles and mostly rural.

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Old 09-03-05, 09:43 AM   #8
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I have one of those Garmin GPS units but I keep it in a pannier. I don't generally need to see it while moving.

I run bullhorns and the space is always tight. I second the suggestion for Minoru Space Grip. Here is the setup on our tandem, with the headlight removed. Tandems have an extra thumb lever to control the drag brake.
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Old 09-03-05, 11:50 AM   #9
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Where's the mini-espresso machine?
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Now I just need to find a sub-woofer power supply that will run off of a generator hub.
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Old 09-04-05, 07:46 PM   #11
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You think that's crowded, do you?
When I first looked at that pic, I thought the light (that IS a light isn't it) on the left side was a radar detector.

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Well, I have two brake levers and a bell. That's gotta count for something.

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Well, I have two brake levers and a bell. That's gotta count for something.
Well, the difference between a fully-loaded handlebar and a bare one is 5 minutes stripping it/building it up when you leave/get ready to ride.

Oh, and a few pounds.

(for the record, I have two quick-strap blinkies on my handlebars)
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When I first looked at that pic, I thought the light (that IS a light isn't it) on the left side was a radar detector.

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Yes, it's a CygoLite Night Rover. I don't actually carry it all the time as I don't often ride at night.

But thanks for the laugh! Like I ever go so fast on my bike that I need a radar detector! Now, when I'm driving my Mustang, that's a different story.
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[QUOTE=aadhils]Get this...:[QUOTE]

I have never seen the Swinggrip before. Here it is in action...

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Old 09-04-05, 09:59 PM   #16
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What the hell is that sony thing anyway.

You got me beat, no contest here.

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That's the shield generator/forward phasor array combo unit, flanked on each side by photon torpedo tubes (with rearview mirrors)
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That's the shield generator/forward phasor array combo unit, flanked on each side by photon torpedo tubes (with rearview mirrors)


Hey, I didn't buy ONE of those gadgets without reading about it here first.

And no one even asked me about the throttle!
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Damnnnnn I didn't even notice that thumb throttle. I was to busy looking at the forward phaser banks.

Longhorn... I think we need a picture of your entire bike. You have that much crap on your handlebars I can't wait to see what your carying around on your rack.

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Old 09-05-05, 11:27 AM   #19
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Your wish is my command! The only thing that is different is I now have a Brooks Champion Flyer "S" in honey. I really don't carry that much more besides the battery, under the top tube, and the motor on the back wheel. Other than that, just a rack and trunk bag which has zipout panniers. It's a heavy bike but I can lift it (without the battery) and put it on my trunk rack, and I'm a 50-year-old woman.
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Wow ! Do You need to register and/or pay Luxury Tax on that baby?
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No, as long as it doesn't go over 20 mph (using the motor,) it doesn't require registration. And this one won't go over 16 mph with me on it (the motor actually cuts off) except by pedal power. Also, it was $695 (accessories not included) so actually less than a lot of folks here pay for their bikes. Of course, the bike itself isn't the greatest quality -- certainly not the quality of my $400 Trek 7200. But it's meeting my needs for now.

For real luxury, as far as e-bikes, anyway, you should check out the TidalForce bikes. If I wanted a bike that does all the work for me, I'd get one of those! And my e-bike shop said they're selling like hotcakes this summer.
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Go, Go, Gadget Bike!

Too many things for my tired brain to comprehend today, ride safe.
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Needs more cowbell.
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I actually had to take the bell off (not a cowbell ) because there wasn't enough room!
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I'd get a tractor-trailer airhorn on that baby.

As far as not needing to register, your right, I doubt you even get that puppy over 20mph anyway.
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