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Old 08-19-08, 06:30 PM   #1
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Handle Bars

I just recently bought some really nice flat bars for my fixed gear but when I got them they were super long.
Can I cut them to make them a little shorter?
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Old 08-19-08, 06:35 PM   #2
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get a pipe cutter and measure evenly. or most shops will do it for 10 bucks.
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You cannot cut them. You just have to use them like they are and look like a nerd.
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Haha I mean I didn't want the structural integrity of the pipe or whatever to be compromised.
Thanks guys.
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I use my right angle grinder with a cut off wheel. If you're nervous, cut it about 1/8 too long and grind it down the rest. works like a charm for me.
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Cut away to whatever length you like. The worst that can happen is you'll make them too short. If so, don't post asking how to make them longer.
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You cannot cut them. You just have to use them like they are and look like a nerd.
+1. you may even have to run streamers from your grip ends as well.
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Haha I mean I didn't want the structural integrity of the pipe or whatever to be compromised.
Thanks guys.
if you cut them shorter they'll become stronger.
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+1. you may even have to run streamers from your grip ends as well.
I just got flat bars today. That is an awesome plan. Pics soon
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dont be afraid to cut them too short.
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