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Old 10-17-19, 05:24 PM
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I thought about putting inboard bar ends or maybe tri bars on my MTB for commuting just because the flat bars only feel best when out of the saddle, elbows out. They are too straight for my wrists when just winching along. But then a Jones bar or its clones would be an overcorrection for my kind of riding on this bike. The SQLab 16 degree handlebars look good but not $90 good much less $190 carbon good. They also look like they have no straight section to mount stuff, a nice feature of the Salsa bar that came with the bike. I was thinking of only the straight ends to get a position like roadie hoods, the front hooks are just too far away.

In the end I've left it alone. My commute is short enough and has enough fun that it doesn't get annoying, and at 750 mm it's wide enough I can place my hands inboard and get a natural wrist position and narrower stance. Maybe if it ever becomes a bike packing rig, I'll revisit.
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Old 10-17-19, 05:31 PM
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Allow me to serve up some Ebay spam for a somewhat similar product, these look fun. I think Cinelli made the original ones:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cin...kAAOSweNpdkToQ

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Old 10-18-19, 11:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Allow me to serve up some Ebay spam for a somewhat similar product, these look fun. I think Cinelli made the original ones:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cin...kAAOSweNpdkToQ

This is NEXT LEVEL!
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Old 02-24-20, 05:13 PM
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I went the other direction to get a similar effect to the original poster’s. I put bar end stubs on the bends of some bullhorn bars to get an extra flat bar position. I also like to ride with my palms at the junction of the bullhorns and bar ends for a more natural wrist angle (about halfway between 0 and 90 degrees).
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I guess we could call them bar middles.
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Old 02-26-20, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by davei1980 View Post
Anyone else using bar ends this way? Points for creativity?? 🤔
not exactly but yes!

tried this "combo" for a while when I started commuting with an old MTB. then I got a hybrid bike, then finally a drop bar road bike. those bolt on drop bars were awkward cuz of the angle of the straight bars which really weren't straight. I also tried them on the hybrid but had the same issue. I liked the high bar ends for the multitude of positions, in particular resting my hands at the very top of them, especially when out of the saddle.



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Flat bar frames are an inch or even two longer than drop bar frames. While I do want a more neutral wrist sometimes, I seldom find myself wanting more reach.
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davei1980 How is your inner bar ends setup working? I'm planning to do something similar as my existing 720mm flat bars on my GT Avalanche is literally a pain in the neck for rides above 1 hour
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Old 03-05-20, 04:29 AM
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Originally Posted by subgrade View Post
Yes.
These are long enough to give me 3 additional hand positions, and they can be adjusted also by rotating them around their longitudinal axis
Thanks for the info and subgrade . May I ask which bar ends are these? Most of the ones I've found online are fixed and have no rotate function.
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Originally Posted by abhishek_s View Post
Thanks for the info and subgrade . May I ask which bar ends are these? Most of the ones I've found online are fixed and have no rotate function.
I don't know, I got them for an icecream from some random local guy on Facebook marketplace, and they had no writings on them.

These look very similar. try searching for 'adjustable bar ends', they aren't as ubiquitous as the fixed style, but can be found.
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Yes, I've done that with long bar ends on a few MTBs. Now I just put on a dropbar, new brake levers and bare end shifters.

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Old 03-07-20, 03:38 PM
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Another option if you're feeling handy

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Originally Posted by abhishek_s View Post
davei1980 How is your inner bar ends setup working? I'm planning to do something similar as my existing 720mm flat bars on my GT Avalanche is literally a pain in the neck for rides above 1 hour
Really well! the aero tuck position can be dialed in such that you're not uncomfortably hunched over; noticeable advantage in headwind also.
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Originally Posted by subgrade View Post
Yes.
These are long enough to give me 3 additional hand positions, and they can be adjusted also by rotating them around their longitudinal axis (i.e. the hooked ends can be turned inwards/outwards). One of them (or maybe both, I don't really know) got slightly bent in a crash a couple months before. It can be seen if looking closely, but not really felt. Or maybe it just got turned a bit inwards, I'll see about that next time I rewrap them. Which might happen soon.

While commuting in the city I use the two hand positions where I can reach the brakes - the default one - on the grips, and one where my palms rest partially on the grips, partially on the bar-ends, with brake levers being accessible by 3rd and 4th fingers. On longer rides I usually spend most of my time on the bar-ends.
I know this is an old thread but I only just seen it. What you have done is exactly what I'm thinking of doing on my tandem which currently has drop bars. I ride 90% on the hoods and would like to replicate this position using bar ends on flats as you have, with the advantage of a wider bar for better control when needed. I was particularly interested in your comment about being able to rotate the bar ends along their longitudinal axis. I've not come across bar end with this feature. Which ones are they?

Thanks, Ian
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Old 08-01-20, 11:16 AM
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Ala # 37 , with more steerer tube stacking stems can work.

I stacked stems to fit a bar bag mount on the lower bar tube..
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Originally Posted by iandusud View Post
I know this is an old thread but I only just seen it. What you have done is exactly what I'm thinking of doing on my tandem which currently has drop bars. I ride 90% on the hoods and would like to replicate this position using bar ends on flats as you have, with the advantage of a wider bar for better control when needed. I was particularly interested in your comment about being able to rotate the bar ends along their longitudinal axis. I've not come across bar end with this feature. Which ones are they?

Thanks, Ian
These particular ones are some used noname bar ends I got in exchange for an ice cream, look just like these: https://www.velogear.com.au/long-bar-ends.html
RFR (sub-brand of Cube) makes similar ones: https://www.mhw-bike.com/rfr-adjusta...g-black-154272
Try googling "adjustable bar ends" and see what it gets you.
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This was my old commuter rig. I called her the Millenium Falcon of bikes. She didn't look like much, but she had it where it counted.


I had double bar ends on this bike for multiple hand positions, and had purchased the middle ones specifically because they had the same diameter as the drop bars I had on it before this, so I could continue using the bar-end shifters I already had.
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Originally Posted by Lemond1985 View Post
Allow me to serve up some Ebay spam for a somewhat similar product, these look fun. I think Cinelli made the original ones:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Cin...kAAOSweNpdkToQ

Spinacci, were they?

Trek made these in crabon:

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In the early 90s I cut a bar super narrow, mounted the bar ends (about where they are on your setup, but no handlebar extending past the bar-ends) then mounted the shifters and brake levers on the bar ends.

The result was not good.

How you have them, though, seems like a reasonable option for more hand positions. My experiment was a failure because I only had the bar ends and no other hand positions.
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