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How busy are your handlebars?

Old 09-11-23, 04:22 PM
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Just brake levers and shifters I will sometimes add a small bag to carry a snack in. My Electra loft is clean except for grips single speed and coaster brakes
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Old 09-11-23, 06:17 PM
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Two turntables and a microphone. And a partridge in a pear treeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
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Brifters, phone mount, sometimes a headlight. Phone fills computer, navigation, route & speed track, and comms. Might need to get a spare/external battery, though.
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Old 09-11-23, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by David_Harris
Brifters, phone mount, sometimes a headlight. Phone fills computer, navigation, route & speed track, and comms. Might need to get a spare/external battery, though.
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Old 09-11-23, 09:36 PM
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Old 09-12-23, 06:22 AM
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I have no room on my Jones loop bars.
rear view mirror, 2 long grips, e bike controls, throttle, cell phone holder, e bike display, watt meter, mug holder, dropper post control, bell, two brake controls, 11 speed shifter, high beam switch, low beam switch and three 2,000 lumen head lamps
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Old 09-12-23, 06:32 AM
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My handlebars don't even steer. They make me do all the work ... whether steering or countersteering .... they don't even participate in the debate. I guess my bars are just lazy.
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Old 09-12-23, 07:17 AM
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Originally Posted by xroadcharlie
Nope. But I do have a phone holder. I just don't use it. Not sure if I have room for it
I was joking. Mine are getting busier. It started to get darker when I head out and I lose orientation when going through unlit tunnels, plus I have a phobia that a hobo could be stretched out there, so I added a small rechargeable flashlight. Other than that I a have a bell and a phone holder, but that's attached to stem.
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Old 09-12-23, 08:22 AM
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On my two coaster brake cruisers I use for daytime commuting, nothing but a grip at each end.
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Old 09-12-23, 08:30 AM
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Depends on the bike and journey. Road/gravel, blinky and Garmin in addition to what's there already. Long distance adventure bike, add handlebar bag.
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Most of my bikes have an extra lights/accessories bar because I like to run two headlights (in case on dies) and also a phone/computer bag.


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Old 09-12-23, 05:32 PM
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I guess this does look rather busy😅
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Old 09-12-23, 06:46 PM
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Two brake levers, one shifter, one headlight (SS doesn't have a shifter).

I did ride through a swarm of airborne bugs yesterday morning so one of my bikes has a lot of them splatted on the bars, do those count as an extra 100 items?
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Beside the obvious (i.e. brifters and bar tapes), mine's not very busy. Just a bell and a phone/light mount.

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^ Very clean set-up .... I need two lights, though.
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Old 09-12-23, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Maelochs
^ Very clean set-up .... I need two lights, though.
Thanks! A narrow bar doesn't give you much choice. 😅
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I like minimal stuff on the bars. two brifters, phone.


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Old 09-13-23, 12:53 AM
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Controls, bottle cage, Cateye speedometer
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Old 09-13-23, 03:46 AM
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Not very busy. Two bikes have a headlight mount and a bell. One bike has the same plus a cyclometer. I’m taking the cyclometer off the next time I ride it, I don’t really pay any attention to it anymore anyways, so why have it?
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Old 09-13-23, 06:39 AM
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Not very.

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Old 09-13-23, 07:16 AM
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I once passed a man with a big colorful REAL bird perched precariously on his handlebars. I had to take a second look to confirm it.
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Minimal.

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My bars have the perfect number of things on them, no more or less.

To add or remove any item would diminish them.
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Old 09-13-23, 12:50 PM
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Usually just my bell and my odometer/computer, but that second item has been in the house these past few weeks because any time I hit a decent bump it re-sets itself to "0" and I have to re-program everything including wheel circumference. I've totally lost track of how many miles I've ridden this year.

It's September, so very soon now it'll be time to put my headlight back on the bike so I can ride after work.
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