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    Have you tried the A.H.S. folding handlebars?

    I just came across a folding handlebar that comes in straight or trekking style. They fold back like wings flat against the bike frame when you want to make the bike narrow, for bikes that don't flop the handlebar down alongside the wheels to fold up.

    Here's a link: ergotec - Handlebar AHS-Premium / Comfort.

    Lenkerbügel_AHS-Premium___Comfort_1.jpgLenkerbügel_AHS-Premium___Comfort_3.jpg

    The curved ends are removable so you can slide twist shifters and brake levers and such onto the bar. The angle of the curved ends is adjustable from flat horizontal to fully vertical.

    Have you tried one? Seen one on a bike? Opinion?

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    More info to help make up your own mind,

    Humpert AHS Premium Adjustable Handlebars - 49.99


    The folks at SJS sell to and answer questions from people in the States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fietsbob View Post
    More info to help make up your own mind,

    Humpert AHS Premium Adjustable Handlebars - 49.99

    The folks at SJS sell to and answer questions from people in the States.
    Thanks for that. I also found a Taiwan bike supplier that sells to the US.

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    Humpert has a German address, but ROC makes a lot of bike stuff for other branding companies , so they may be the actual manufacturer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overbyte View Post
    Thanks for that. I also found a Taiwan bike supplier that sells to the US.
    And I found that KlickFix makes a mounting bracket that is custom-designed to fit onto the joints of the folding A.H.S. bar so you can mount various bags.
    H.bar adapter Humpert AHS - NOT JUST BIKE bicycles and sport accesso .
    I haven't yet found a U.S. supplier for it. Shipping from Slovakia may be expensive.

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    there are several variations on the folding bars concept floating around. the "humbert humbert"* shown in a previous post seems to be the least interesting or elegant of the designs i've seen. here are a few others:






    i think this one is the snazziest:





    *[literary reference; non-sequitur; humor; irony; levity]

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    i like this too. the compressor hose QR is cool (just like on a bike friday trailer):

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    coprolite fietsbob's Avatar
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    had that connector with an air powered tool , in my hands , grinding off welds , in a shipyard ,
    the other end of the hose to a big diesel powered compressor on the drydock side ..

    Industry, it's original Habitat ..

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    Apparently the A.H.S. folding handlebar is made in Guangdong, China, under the brand name X-TASY and available in quantity:
    X-TASY Ergonomic Folding Bicycle Handlebars A.H.S, View Folding Bicycle Handlebars , X-TASY Product Details from Shenzhen Shiduoli Hardware Co., Ltd. on Alibaba.com

    The company website says:
    Shiduoli Hardware Co., Ltd. is a branch of German HUMPERT, founded in June, 2004, now it is named 3H Technology CO., Ltd. It is the sole agency in China, our factory adopt the German factory management model, we promote our operational efficiency through the high responsibility for customers. According to our spirit of high-quality, high-tech, high-service(3H), we develop a series of innovative and quality bicycles to provide our customers with a comfortable fitness equipment.
    The German company HUMPERT X-TAS-Y brand has 94 years of history, is the leading brand of European bicycle. As a professional bike factory, we could produce different types of bikes, such as mountain bikes, fixed gear bikes, folding bikes and so on. As well we have a lot of bike spare parts, including Frames, Handlebars, Stems, Seat Posts, Cranks, Pedals, Saddles, Front Forks, Suspension Parts, Tires, Hubs, Lights, Electrical Mudguards/Fenders, Carriers, Headsets, BB Sets and Brakes.
    Now our company are looking for the distributors and member stores, even the national agencies all of world. We sincerely welcome you to join us.

    We have three staff members for research and design and five to eight professional QC persons take the responsibility of ensuring the quality of our products. As mention to the trace of the international trade, we have three to five staff members. Our minimum order quantity is five pieces. You are welcome to visit our company and choose whatever you like.

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