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Why the crease in these handlebars?

Old 01-12-19, 12:58 PM
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Why the crease in these handlebars?

Just curious if these creases serve a purpose or is it just some general design?


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Old 01-12-19, 01:00 PM
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Clean cable routing/ no ridge underneath the tape when used with more modern shifters.
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The handlebars were a (post crash?) replacement more recently, They are nor original.. yea, for aero brake levers the cable housing is laying in that groove..
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Groove one uses to carry extra spokes in case of emergency.
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Old 01-12-19, 03:55 PM
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As above, for aero cable routing. But, I've found that I prefer cables routed along the top front and rear of the bars to give a more comfortable hand grip.
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Obviously a bar used by a fixie rider sans brakes. They are called terror crimps.
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Since I don't have the modern shifters, will it be awkward or uncomfortable using these handlers do you guys think ?

Maybe I could put an old cable in there for a filler ?
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The best way is to fill it with auto body filler. Then cut a piece of wood with an arc to match the diameter of the handlebar plus the thickness of the sandpaper you are using. Sandpaper grit isn't super critical, 50, 100 and then 200 would probably be good enough. Then you can just tape it normally. If you just tape the handlebar without filling the groove first you might be able to feel the difference, but I doubt it.
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Just leave it be. Doubt it will be noticed or felt after the bars are wrapped.
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The best way is to fill it with auto body filler. Then cut a piece of wood with an arc to match the diameter of the handlebar plus the thickness of the sandpaper you are using. Sandpaper grit isn't super critical, 50, 100 and then 200 would probably be good enough. Then you can just tape it normally. If you just tape the handlebar without filling the groove first you might be able to feel the difference, but I doubt it.
Or just put a piece of cable housing in the grove. Thatís what it is meant for.
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