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Old 05-21-18, 09:45 PM
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Way to fit 2 different handlebars into one bike

Heya, everybody.

I'm a very casual rider who just wants to spice up his regular trips across the city and make his ride a bit more versatile. I posses a cheap and simple mountain folding bike. It's equipped with a stock straight handlebar and when I ride it, my spine is somewhat bent forward 30-45 degrees, as you would expect from this type of a bike.

I'm looking for a way of totally swapping the basic handlebar and possibly other adjacent part to achieve something similar to this picture:
http://www.kryptobike.ru/wp-content/...%BB%D1%8C1.jpg

I.e. some kind of combined handlebar, sort of 2 handlebars with different purposes
  1. A handlebar which will allow me to sit straight as if I'm ridding a cruiser. Some kind of high-positioned and slightly shifted closer to the rider kind of handlebar.
  2. A handlebar which will allow me to still ride it as a regular mountain bike. I imagine some kind of shifted forward (further from the rider) butterfly handlebar would fit in perfectly here
What would be the easiest way to achieve the experience I desire? May be I'm overdoing it, and there is some neat solution with just one hybrid handlebar of some kind, meeting both of my requirements?

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Old 05-21-18, 11:24 PM
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I think I may have found exactly what I need. Here is a picture:
i.ytimg.com/vi/LJSlTQE0DLY/maxresdefault.jpg

A vertically-aligned, double-leveled handlebar, with some way to easily change its inclination. Any suggestions where to get one?
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Old 05-21-18, 11:29 PM
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You may want to take a look at bars called "butterfly".
I ordered mine from eBay for a little bit over 14 bucks from China, if you want quicker device jump on Amazon but same bars are up to $30+
The foam is yet to be ordered may end up being a home Depot run.
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Old 05-21-18, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by ggoytia1 View Post
You may want to take a look at bars called "butterfly".
I ordered mine from eBay for a little bit over 14 bucks from China, if you want quicker device jump on Amazon but same bars are up to $30+
The foam is yet to be ordered may end up being a home Depot run.
I know about butterfly bars, but those I mostly see on pictures seem to me as more, so to say, "horizontal" thingy. The gap between their two opposite bars is not that big, so I don't think it can provide 2 different riding experiences (sitting straight plus sitting leaning forward 30-45 degrees). On the other hand, the bar I mentioned in my 2nd post, a vertically-aligned double bar, seems to be like what I need. The gap between bars is substantially big in it.

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Old 05-22-18, 03:06 AM
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I'd say the handlebar in your link is a kind of butterfly bar, only it is aligned close to vertical, and the other way around when compared to the usual alignment. I don't see why you wouldn't be able to achieve similar setup with pretty much any butterfly bar.
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Originally Posted by subgrade View Post
I'd say the handlebar in your link is a kind of butterfly bar, only it is aligned close to vertical, and the other way around when compared to the usual alignment. I don't see why you wouldn't be able to achieve similar setup with pretty much any butterfly bar.
Just do it!

Save the old parts so, if you decide for any reason that you don't like it, you can change it back.
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That part in the first one just clamps on the handlebars. They're called aero bars, find a set that you like, and put it on. Easy!

As others have stated, your second one is a form of a butterfly bar, just tilted upright.
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Old 05-22-18, 07:09 AM
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YouTube the perfect touring bike and a guy set up his bike with an upright position by changing to a highrise stem and uses the aerobars too.
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Thanks for the tips, guys, that was really helpful!
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Aero bars are going to make the rider more bent over, not less.
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cable separation fittings
use 2 cables,, head, of one , and the 2 set-screws clamp the cut end of the other..

a separable frame would use them , get two whole sets for swapping between whole handlebar substitutions.
Brakes, shifter levers , and so forth, all duplicated..




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Maybe you add these to your MTB bars and put whatever other bars you want onto them. Brake and shifter levers would have to be on one or the other but it'd get you two sets of bars. Not that I think that is a good idea, mind you....

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Old 06-09-18, 09:29 PM
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Hey, guys.

So much great advises, thank you so much!

Bill Gem

Those look great. Those long horns pointing up and towards rider - they seem like what I need for sitting straight. But what about some place to grip onto when I want to sit leaned forward, to ride it in a more MTB-like stile? Will I need an additional bar just for that? Or can I grab this swept-back handlebar somewhere closer to its middle part for that?

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Thanks for the tip, but you actually brought up an interesting question I'm also concerned about now here:
Brake and shifter levers would have to be on one or the other but it'd get you two sets of bars
If I'll manage to assemble what I want, I wonder how will I be able to ensure easy reach to bike's main controls, like brakes levers and ratio shifters? Ideally, I would like them to be duplicated at both my main bars. Is it possible? I know it's possible for brake levers, but can't find anything regarding shifters. It would be tedious to constantly change hand's position each time I want to change speed ratio if it's not possible..

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It indeed seems possible! At least I can see various parts which seem to serve this very purpose, like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Shimano-Dura...-/161799982104

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