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    Handel bar extension needed

    All the bar end extensions I can find are offset at an angle. I'm looking for a simple "inline" extension - a bar end that slips over (or into) the end of my handlebars and simply extends the length of the handlebar. I imagine it would look like a Dimension Steerer Extender if it fit over the bar. Does anyone know of such a product?

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    Buy a wider handlebar.
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    Handel? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Frideric_Handel the composer ?.


    Length? you talking bar ends , Willis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    All the bar end extensions I can find are offset at an angle. I'm looking for a simple "inline" extension - a bar end that slips over (or into) the end of my handlebars and simply extends the length of the handlebar. I imagine it would look like a Dimension Steerer Extender if it fit over the bar. Does anyone know of such a product?
    For simple safety's sake you want one solid tube when you want to go longer........get a new bar.
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    The Messiah is over 2 hrs long. You would think that's plenty long enough.

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    What is the application you are looking for? What are the bars that you are trying to extend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    What is the application you are looking for? What are the bars that you are trying to extend?
    All I want to do is extend the ends of the handle bars by 2 or three inches each - a sun trike so a wider handle bar is not an option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    All I want to do is extend the ends of the handle bars by 2 or three inches each - a sun trike so a wider handle bar is not an option.
    Consider me confused. Maybe see if you can find a pic of your bars on Amazon or something and post it, because I'm thinking that there is a communication mix up here.

    EDIT: It just occurred to me that maybe, just maybe, that you've got a 'bent with USS...
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    All I want to do is extend the ends of the handle bars by 2 or three inches each - a sun trike so a wider handle bar is not an option.
    Why not? It seems like you should shop around for high rise handlebars and you should be able to find something that fits your needs.

    edit: Oh, is the steering off of each side? In that case I don't know.

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    I'm still wondering if anyone knows of an inline handle bar extension as opposed to the typical 90 degree bar end.

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    only one I can think of http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/humpert-a...amp-prod24408/
    this is done to remove the curved end , add the brake lever , slip a grip-shifter onto the center ,

    and the grips , then put the curved bar ends on and tighten the wedge clamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    I'm still wondering if anyone knows of an inline handle bar extension as opposed to the typical 90 degree bar end.
    The answer to this question is no. Because in the general case people can buy wider handlebars.

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    Are you riding a Sun Adult Trike or a Sun Recumbent Trike? (That's how Sun classifies them on their website.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    I'm still wondering if anyone knows of an inline handle bar extension as opposed to the typical 90 degree bar end.
    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    All I want to do is extend the ends of the handle bars by 2 or three inches each - a sun trike so a wider handle bar is not an option.
    Okay, lemme take another stab at this...

    1. You want to extend the bars but not make them wider? And you're wanting to run the bar extensions straight instead of the normal perpendicular style (of varying degrees). Not possible with a flat or riser bar, as your extensions will make the bar wider overall.

    2. On the other hand, if you have something like either a moustache or drop bar, you could conceivably add those extensions without affecting the width. Can't imagine doing that to a drop bar, but I can for a moustache bar- and this leads me to think that you are trying to get the controls closer. If so, you should be looking at a shorter stem.

    I still think you'll get better help if you post a pic of either your bike or the type of bars on your bike so that everyone has the same concept to work with.
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    I "think" I understand what you want to do. A redneck way to do it if you can't change the bar would be to find a cheap (used) handlebar the same size with straight sections the length you need and cut those pieces off. Take your handlebars and pieces from the donor bars to a good weld shop. Have them put a piece of round stock inside the ends of your current bars a couple inches with a couple inches sticking out, tack them in place and then slip the new pieces over the round stock with a slight gap between them and the other bars, weld it all to the round stock, grind smooth, paint it and then cover the ugliness with hand grips or bar tape. You could also drill and pin the pieces together but welding would be a lot better. Ugly but effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Murray Missile View Post
    I "think" I understand what you want to do. A redneck way to do it if you can't change the bar would be to find a cheap (used) handlebar the same size with straight sections the length you need and cut those pieces off. Take your handlebars and pieces from the donor bars to a good weld shop. Have them put a piece of round stock inside the ends of your current bars a couple inches with a couple inches sticking out, tack them in place and then slip the new pieces over the round stock with a slight gap between them and the other bars, weld it all to the round stock, grind smooth, paint it and then cover the ugliness with hand grips or bar tape. You could also drill and pin the pieces together but welding would be a lot better. Ugly but effective.
    Yes, that would work. I was hoping someone made a bar end that could be clamped on that would accomplish the same thing. When I first say the Dimension Steerer extension I thought it was an inline bar end that simply slipped over the end of the bar. Good thing the store employee asked me why I was buying two of them.

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    Did you actually measure the interior diameter of your bars? The steerer converter could work if the interior diameter is close to 1 inch. The other possibility is you could use two barends on each side so that you get back to the original angle. It would look kind of fredly but that shouldn't bother someone who is already on a trike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    It would look kind of fredly but that shouldn't bother someone who is already on a trike.
    I probably shouldn't admit this, but that really made me smile.

    I'll point out for the record that people who ride the trike below, for example, probably wouldn't want to "Fred it out":

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    That chain looks longer than my commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    All I want to do is extend the ends of the handle bars by 2 or three inches each - a sun trike so a wider handle bar is not an option.
    If you are out of options, a woodworking shop with a lathe could turn a solid wood bar end, with the outside section the same diameter as the bars, and a narrower plug section to glue into the existing handlebar.

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    Another option I thought of if you only need a couple centimeters of extension: you could just use a lock-on grip and not put it on all the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
    That chain looks longer than my commute.
    Ha!

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    You're not going to find an in-line extension commercially, because the resulting bar would be unsafe to put any weight on. Which Sun trike are you working with? Pic? I'm still not clear if you're trying to make some side-stick bars taller, ape-hanger bars with more extension, or something else entirely.

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    buy as long a piece of 7/8" steel tubing as you desire .

    for shipping I think they make it in 40 foot lengths..
    the length of a typical semi-trailer ..

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