I'm looking to have some custom aerobar extensions made, and I'm hoping someone here can give me some help. (Note: I am not a machinist or mechanic, just a rider). I've looked on the websites, and both Profile Design and Oval concepts seem to use a 6061 T-6 Alloy with a 22.2mm OD. I've looked online and I can buy 6061 T-6 very reasonably (2 - 2ft pieces for <$10). Here are my questions:
1. Is 7/8" OD close enough to 22.2mm? The brackets I'm using (Profile Design) are designed for 22.2mm
2. Does anyone know the typical Inside Diameter or wall thickness of the standard PD or Oval concept extensions? I don't think I own the calipers neccessary to take those measurements.
3. Who could I find to bend these bars, say a single or double bend at 30 degrees (machine shop, plumber? electrician? )? I'm doing this to save a litte $$, and get a little longer aero extension than you could buy stock, so if I can get the bars for cheap, but then it costs $40 to bend them, I'm not gaining anything. Any idea what that service would cost?
Thanks for the help in advance!