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Old 02-28-07, 08:15 PM
Tom Bombadil
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Originally Posted by bkaapcke
Tom, riding a LWB bent (Sun EZ Sport) raised hell with the tendons in my fingers and forearms. The problem was I had to extend my arms to reach the H-bars. The stock ones were too short. I had some new bars made which are 4 1/2 inches longer than Suns bars. This allowed my upper arms to be vertical while riding, which solved the problem. Some people are using the K-Alloy stem to bring the bars closer.
I also used foam pipe insulation from the hardware store for hand grips. Much softer. bk
I haven't had opportunity to see how I react to the handlebars on extended riding. It has been cold and snowy since I bought it. I'll file away your suggestions for later consideration.

I'm familar with the foam pipe insulation. That is great stuff. I used to have "swordfights" with my daughters with 3'-4' lengths of that stuff. It absorbs energy better than anything I've ever played with. You can whack somebody really hard and it doesn't hurt.
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