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Old 09-24-13, 08:19 AM   #1
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Crossbar for M type Brompton handlebar.

I spoke with the owner of Portapedal Bike and he mentioned that he had heard of a crossbar attachment for the M type Brompton handlebars. He is going to do some research on it, but I was wondering if anyone here has heard of such an item. It's an attachable bar that goes across the uprights of the M type handlebar. This allows for better placement of accessories like lights and cyclometers etc. If anybody knows anything about this, please post.

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there is one made , already, or , was some time ago, the earlier bars were not as strong.

like a turnbuckle , once assembled the bar was rotated and that shortened the clamp to clamp length.

the bar was not round so as to facilitate the grip to spin it.

found it , for the picture: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brompton-...ebar-prod6107/

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Old 09-24-13, 10:11 AM   #3
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there is one made , already, or , was some time ago, the earlier bars were not as strong.

like a turnbuckle , once assembled the bar was rotated and that shortened the clamp to clamp length.

the bar was not round so as to facilitate the grip to spin it.

found it , for the picture: http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brompton-...ebar-prod6107/
Thank you for finding that. I would assume that is the bar he mentioned. The center part looks like it would turn allowing for tightening. Shame it had to have those ridges though. It prevents many items from being attached, especially those larger items like the Garmin 810 for example. It requires a quarter turn on its mount. Unless its mounted at the center of the bar, the upright portion of the bar would get in the way when the Garmin and other like sized items are attached (1/2 turn). I was hoping that the crossbar attachment would allow for center mounted accessories. Looks like I'm back to the drawing board.

Items like an iPhone would be difficult to attach to the M bar of the Brompton. I'm finding it difficult locating some sort of bar that will allow for an iPhone mount to be attached to the M bar and not be impeded by the bars uprights. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have to keep in mind that whatever bars/mounts I use, it would have to be positioned in a way that it won't prevent the handlebars from being folded properly.

Edit: Another concern is the location of all the cables, especially those for the two shifters. They can't be moved out of the way very much.

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there are widgets to just attach a computer to Aero bars , sitting at right angles , so may be appropriate .



I wonder why there is so much fascination with i-gadgets , they can go in your pocket .

then when you feel a need to know , just like driving with a cell phone,

Pull over <stop>, take it out of your pocket , look, then put it back in your pocket , and ride the bike .

paying attention to the cycling, traffic, and the scenery you pass through.
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Hey Still Pedaling-

I have this part and I'm located in AZ. I never mounted it to my Brompton. Let me know if you want it or even just want to check it out to see if it would work. Shoot me a private message.

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