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Old 05-27-17, 09:07 PM
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Butchering aero bars?

The used touring bike I recently bought will be used mostly for commuting and light touring. It came with a set of aero bars. The previous owner attached two cross pieces made from PVC pipe to hold a computer and headlight. I'm considering butchering them into accessory holders since I don't see myself using them much.
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Your bike, your bars. If you have and idea to make them better for you---try it. If someone else doesn't like it---screw 'em.
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Old 05-28-17, 12:08 AM
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i use my cheap aero bars as a light duty front rack for my touring bike. how 'bout that?
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Old 05-28-17, 08:01 AM
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Originally Posted by kjmillig View Post
The previous owner attached two cross pieces made from PVC pipe to hold a computer and headlight. I'm considering butchering them into accessory holders...
Aren't bike computers and headlights accesories?

Here's my winter/commuter/utility bike. The headlight goes right at the front "prow". Inboard bar-ends and an aero bar. I hold the elbow rests for upright pedalling.

The computer/speedometer sits on the main bars, and the clock and thermometer sit on the stem.

Print this picture and carry it with you. If anybody thinks your bars look odd, show them this.
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Old 05-28-17, 10:55 AM
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I once did something similar with EMT conduit. Do what you want. As mentioned, your bike, your set up.
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Butcher away and post pics.
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