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Old 07-04-13, 08:34 PM
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My new cockpit configuration-bar ends on a double handlebar

I actually did this a couple weeks ago, and I'm loving it. It puts the bar ends in a position where I can access them without leaving the drops. The mirror gives me a good view and the air-zound is right there if I ever need it.




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Old 07-04-13, 09:42 PM
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I don't 'get' that setup at all. It just looks like a mishmash of unnecessary parts. The upside is you've now got more room to put more junk!
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Old 07-04-13, 10:00 PM
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Mishmash? I guess I can see that side of it. Youre right, I don't NEED all the gadgets , but I do use them all. I think its all pretty standard gear for a commuter

Mirror

Speedometer

Lights

Cell phone holder

Horn-( becoming a little more popular)

Besides I like it and it works for me. I know most cyclists would view it as cluttter , I guess I'm not most cyclists

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STI levers are a beautiful thing, so is a phone with a speedo app. That leaves you with room for the horn and even a good light with a very simple and clean setup. Of course, you are allowed to do it your way too.

Look for "bike cockpit photos" and you'll find the "subculture" for inspiration.
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Old 07-04-13, 10:50 PM
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Interesting setup.
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Where's the little pine-tree air-freshener?
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Originally Posted by psy View Post
Mishmash? I guess I can see that side of it. Youre right, I don't NEED all the gadgets , but I do use them all. I think its all pretty standard gear for a commuter

Mirror

Speedometer

Lights

Cell phone holder

Horn-( becoming a little more popular)

Besides I like it and it works for me. I know most cyclists would view it as cluttter , I guess I'm not most cyclists
With a setup like that, I'd replace the cell phone holder with an iPad holder on the lower handlebar so you can watch the TdF as you go.
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That's worth some extra Fred points for sure!
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Old 07-05-13, 07:17 AM
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Sti's didn't jive with my mountain group, too finicky ,hence the bar ends. Yeah and ive been told I need a reverse Warning beep like on big trucks. : )
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Sti's didn't jive with my mountain group, too finicky ,hence the bar ends.
Campy Ergopower (with the traditional micro-indexing) and a Jtek Shiftmate
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Old 07-05-13, 07:26 AM
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Psy, what tires are those and how do they roll on pavement?
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I can't laugh at you because I run a double stem myself. The lower bar is just long enough to accommodate the bracket for my old Cannondale handlebar bag. I like how the setup keeps the bag lower as well as my tops clean.

Someday I will switch to a front rack and a new bag but in the meantime I have many other upgrades and maintenance costs that demand more attention.
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Two stems. Clever.
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That's crazy... but what is that phone bag/holder? I keep thinking about getting one for my commutes and explorations since I've moved.
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Marathon mondials 28×2.00. Great tires, roll pretty smooth on pavement with hardly any buzz at all and transition to dirt and gravel without a hiccup. About 1400 miles on them so far, no flats and they still look new.
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The phone holder is a bikemate I got on amazon. Its solid I've fell I cew times but the phone always stays put. It started riping a little at the top after about five months of heavy use and a badly shaped phone case so I gorilla taped it. Il buy another eventually.
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When I saw this title, I thought you'd be do like Sheldon Brown did, making a bike with two usable handlebars. What you did is clever too though, using an extra long steerer to double up stems and handlebars to have an accessory bar.

Sti's didn't jive with my mountain group, too finicky ,hence the bar ends.

You can always put your barends in a more usable position with Retroshifts...
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
Two stems. Clever.
+1 Its sort of genius. I probably won't ever do it, but its very outside the box thinking and it works. I think it looks pretty clean compared to other whacky setups and the ultimate question is whether it works for you or not. It seems that it does so nice job props to you. =)
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Those handlebars are as interesting as the rest of your setup. What brand & model are they?
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Salsa woodchipper 2. I put some rubber grips at th ends instead of wrapping all the way. The ergo rubber is in a nice relief/different position to grip on long rides.
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Geez, Tour de France - meet "The Hoarders"
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Geez, Tour de France - meet "The Hoarders"
Lmao...I guess its a bit gadget heavy.
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I'd be looking at the stuff on the two sets of bars so much, i'd crash from not looking down the road! glad it works for you though!
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Two stems. Clever.
I just use a short piece of 1" tubing in a lower stem , for the bar bag mount.

but then I dont have a need for all those widgets, and the shifting is via 1 Grip-shifter


Double wrapped the Bars .. Figure 8 bend, Trekking bars, in my case..
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Originally Posted by psy View Post
Mishmash? I guess I can see that side of it. Youre right, I don't NEED all the gadgets , but I do use them all. I think its all pretty standard gear for a commuter

Mirror

Speedometer

Lights

Cell phone holder

Horn-( becoming a little more popular)

Besides I like it and it works for me. I know most cyclists would view it as cluttter , I guess I'm not most cyclists
As a commuter, I use no mirror. Instead, I keep my head on a swivel. The closest thing I have to a speedometer is checking the time when I leave and when I arrive, knowing the distance. I have no need to know exactly how fast I'm going at any given time. I do use lights. My cell phone holder is my backpack (A wired headphone amp provides track and volume access while riding. I don't have a horn; I use a small bell. My "cockpit" is pretty crowded compared to most commuters that I see.

I'm not saying there is anything wrong with your bar configuration, just that I don't think all that stuff is "standard gear for a commuter." But if you like having all that stuff, by all means, have all that stuff. You're the one who rides the bike.
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