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Old 08-06-21, 09:50 AM
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Moloko Bars- extensions?

Love my Surly Moloko bars on my Salsa Fargo. I use the front "horns" a lot.

Like them so much, I'd really like to extend them out a bit. Anyone know of a good solution to do the following sketched below? Any off- the shelf solutions that can be ordered online or thru my LBS?



Ideas:
  • Wood Dowels- not a great solution
  • Hollow aluminum or steel tube- possible if I can find the right size and wrap the diameter with tape
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Toadmeister You could add clip-on areo bars just inboard. It may be inelegant, but that's what came to mind first.
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Toadmeister You could add clip-on areo bars just inboard. It may be inelegant, but that's what came to mind first.
Yeah I have thought of that but don't like how those interfere with my Moloko Feng Shui
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Originally Posted by Toadmeister View Post
Yeah I have thought of that but don't like how those interfere with my Moloko Feng Shui
If Surly came out with a version of the bars with the extension you want they could call it the Miloko Plus... and they should offer them in Clockwork Orange.
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They're chromoly, so maybe a welder to add extensions fairly economically?
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I could agree with a hornier Moloko bar I have a set and wouldn't mind a bit more length, the girth is fine though.I suspect someone who is able to weld or braze could probably do a fine job. However I remembered quickly that Control Tech does these: https://www.controltechbikes.com/products/item/150.html
https://www.controltechbikes.com/products/item/151.html which might be just the ticket.
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
I could agree with a hornier Moloko bar I have a set and wouldn't mind a bit more length, the girth is fine though.I suspect someone who is able to weld or braze could probably do a fine job. However I remembered quickly that Control Tech does these: https://www.controltechbikes.com/products/item/150.html
https://www.controltechbikes.com/products/item/151.html which might be just the ticket.
nice design, just shorter than what I want. Thanks for link.
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
They're chromoly, so maybe a welder to add extensions fairly economically?
This is why your he hand of the King!

Yeah, I’m actually thinking inset a small tube adaptor than add tube the same diameter as the Moloko to extend. I might try it.
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Originally Posted by Toadmeister View Post
nice design, just shorter than what I want. Thanks for link.
It's not the size of it, it's what you do with it that matters ; )
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It's not the size of it, it's what you do with it that matters ; )
there’s a “your mother” joke in here somewhere
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Maybe one of those Jones bar narwhal things?
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How about get someone to 3D print a cylinder with a smaller diameter section at one end that will have an interference fit inside the bar. Wrap some bare tape to secure. The 3D print could be low density/porous to keep weight down. You could even put an inward curve on them as you show. Wish I had a 3D printer.

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Originally Posted by biker128pedal View Post
How about get someone to 3D print a cylinder with a smaller diameter section at one end that will have an interference fit inside the bar. Wrap some bare tape to secure. The 3D print could be low density/porous to keep weight down. You could even put an inward curve on them as you show. Wish I had a 3D printer.

i had thought about that but 3D printed stuff is probably too brittle/not strong enough. Heck, I’ve broken aluminum bar extensions before!

3D printing can work nice for prototypes however. I’ve done several for work.

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Originally Posted by Darth Lefty View Post
Maybe one of those Jones bar narwhal things?
Ive seen those, expensive as all heck for what it is and I’d need 2.
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That's what she said!
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