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Old 03-18-06, 02:36 PM   #1
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Extra hand positions

I think I am going to invent something that goes over handles bars (except bar ends) to place over the middle portion of my handle bars. I could probably make money selling them to guys that get sore hands from riding in one position.
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Old 03-18-06, 03:05 PM   #2
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Before you consult a patent attorney take a look at this thread:

The "Antler" Bar
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Old 03-18-06, 03:41 PM   #3
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That sounds like aero bars to me
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Old 03-18-06, 06:51 PM   #4
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Man you guys are great. I guess I won't get credit for the invention but my hands won't be tired
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Old 03-18-06, 07:08 PM   #5
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You mean these:

http://www.nashbar.com/results.cfm?c...it=y&pagename=


You might want to have a look around some of these sites to see what else is out there for cycling stuff ... especially if you are planning to do a tour this summer! This is a little collection of places from which I've purchased things:
http://www.nashbar.com/
http://www.wallbike.com/index.php
http://www.velotique.com/storey.htm
http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/
http://www.performancebike.com/
http://www.mec.ca/Main/home.jsp
http://www.sierratradingpost.com/
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I find that it's not so much having more hand positions as having more body positions. I've had bikes with several hand positions, but my body stayed in the same spot for all of them. If moving my hands means I can move my upper body by a few inches all the pressure points are a lot happier.
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Old 03-19-06, 08:22 PM   #7
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I find that it's not so much having more hand positions as having more body positions. I've had bikes with several hand positions, but my body stayed in the same spot for all of them. If moving my hands means I can move my upper body by a few inches all the pressure points are a lot happier.
Recently got a Novara Safari with what REI calls a trekking bar - so far on a few short trips it's been great - a variety of hand positions available - and it seems that a small change in hand position changes posture, stress, etc. - and room for all kinds of "stuff" -
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Nashbar trekking bars are #1, it allows for sitting more upright and also stretched at the same time and a the bar end position. It also allows for varried positioning depending on how you place your hands.
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Old 03-19-06, 10:01 PM   #9
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I've just ordered those bars for $10 from Nashbar not 15 minutes ago. What cushioning did you use, rwmwun54?
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I have the same ones and I used two packages of Fizik bar gel (pads) and a roll of the tape that came with it. Very comfy.
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I am using 3 foam grips per side, so thats 6 all together. I like the foam grip because it is so plush. I use real hard to hold hairspray to make sure they do not move; works great. Of course they are a slight firm and not those mushy cheesy kind. Every lbs carries them but make sure they are somewhat firm, because they last longer and feel better period.
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See also Cinelli Spinaci
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