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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by sneaky viking View Post
    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.
    "Let's try and keep the constructive answers in the commuting forum." --SheistyMike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elaxion View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by frymaster View Post
    +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
    The bums will always lose.

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    dont be afraid to cut them too short.
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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