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    Ways to set up butterfly bar?

    I'm going to completely disassemble/reassemble my '89 Voyageur during a class at the end of the month.

    Part of the refurb will include intalling an adjustable stem and butterfly bar to replace the old round-profile drop bars.

    Seven speed shifters will remain on the downtube. Only thing on the bar will be brake levers and a mirror.

    Besides wrapping the bar in tape, what other options do I have re: grips, gel sleeves etc?

    Also can anyone recommend a bar mirror compatible with such as set-up?

    Thanks,

    Mike

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    A picture of How I set up my set http://www.cyclofiend.com/working/20...clark1008.html

    Seven speed shifters will remain on the downtube.
    you are obviously a lot more young and flexible than I ..
    I prefer them up where my hands are, on the bars.. (its a grip shifter on that Bike)

    so Thumb-shifters with the downtube levers on them , perhaps?

    as to the mirror, it will occupy one of the places you may favor for your hands ,
    how about your Helmet or eye-glasses frame instead?

    Mirror on a Long stalk from near the center, will give you access to the bars for your hands,
    but may Vibrate more than you wish..
    Last edited by fietsbob; 01-13-14 at 03:32 PM.

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    There's a place in Minn that sells a Mountain Myrricle with clamp, which would work fine with those bars. Just pick a place to to mount it on the bars.

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    Okay,
    Total hack job here but it worked.
    Used old inner tube, window insullation, leather wrap and electrical tape.
    The adjustable quil stem gets my hands right where I need them.
    Attached the Mirycle mirror was a bit of a chanllange. I used a spare piece of tubing and hose clamped it to the butterfly bars, attached the quill style mirror fastener, then wrapped the whole thing. (broke the mirror in the process)
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