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Old 05-22-21, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Pcampeau

I think this may be the only Behind Bars shot Iíve ever taken. Iíll have to take better pics after being inspired by this thread.
I'm gonna guess... 24 ga copper wire that is used to secure the tape?
And how is the copper wire secured at the ends? I'd be tempted to get out the soldering iron, but the leather tape might not handle it well.

I'll also note that I've got a beloved TA bar cage on the original 38cm wide bars on my Raleigh International, along with an Avocet computer. That doesn't leave much space for the hands on the top of the bars. With two strap-on headlights too.. well, that's extremely cozy!

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I'm gonna guess... 24 ga copper wire that is used to secure the tape?
And how is the copper wire secured at the ends? I'd be tempted to get out the soldering iron, but the leather tape might not handle it well.

I'll also note that I've got a beloved TA bar cage on the original 38cm wide bars on my Raleigh International, along with an Avocet computer. That doesn't leave much space for the hands on the top of the bars. With two strap-on headlights too.. well, that's extremely cozy!

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If I recall, youíve got the gauge about right. Itís just the regular finish people do with twine. The key is to get wire thick enough to bend and hold its shape but not so thick that it looks clunky. I tried it with thinner wire and it would just unravel. It also helps to have a spool of wire in your hand to have something to grab onto to maintain tension. Loose wire is extremely difficult to work with. The spooled wire I found is much more resistant to oxidation than the loose wire I tried previously is.

The bars would get snug if I left those lights on there all of the time, but they remove easily.
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Cruising around on my Guerciotti. Great pics everyone!
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Awesome photos, beautiful velos, some really sweet classics. Thanks to all. I really enjoyed browsing thru these photos.
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Thanks! Hang arm down, point forward, push the button and hope for the best

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A dangerous view of a seldom-seen junction...Why do I feel like I'm taking a furtive glance up a pretty girl's skirt?

I know if I tried this I'd bang my phone on a water bottle and then run over it.
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Old 05-25-21, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by daverup
Could be dangerous...
We just need a "behind bars in heavy traffic" thread, followed by a "show your hospital room" thread.
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Few entries from today's ride (never tried this picture angle before). Gotta figure out the distance focus!

Handlebars are a bit busy. Left the extra water bottle holders on there for now as I'm too lazy to un-velcro. Or maybe I'm making a wind fairing for extra aerodynamics (https://www.renehersecycles.com/aero...ando-vs-racer/).





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I went down to the St. Louis area on Sunday. There are some fun & scenic hills west of there, including Babler Park, Rockwoods Reservation, and Greensfelder Park. My route went south from Babler, through these parks, and down to Eureka. From there, it takes Fox Creek road west & north. It parallels Interstate 64 for a short while, which provides a nice view of the hills. Really a lot of fun and a huge contrast to the open fields of central Illinois!







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Pikes Peak in the Background, interesting timing since I'm riding by Longs Peak Overlook (Longs Peak is to the north, so behind me)
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Here’s a few I’ve taken over the years

Black and White photo play by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Finishing tape detail by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Taken in Eastern Washington near the town of Vantage along the Columbia River by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Hobbs overhead by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr

Another tunnel by Matthew Pendergast, on Flickr
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I love these pix!!!

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^^^ glad to see someone else with handlebars showing beausage

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