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Casey's Crazy Bar - anyone familiar or used one of these?

Old 06-05-16, 04:49 PM
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Casey's Crazy Bar - anyone familiar or used one of these?

Hey all -

As the title queries - anyone use one of these before?

Casey's Chromoly Crazy Bar, Noir




Of course i just bought one....... - it was on sale!!!! It looks to be a great bar and I'm curious about other's experience.

Incidentally, i did search here, but there isn't much.
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Interesting design.
I'm thinking about the Titec J-bar. (similar to the Jones bar)
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I picked up these bullhorn bar ends from Performance bike a couple years ago: Forté OS Bar Ends



I think I'd rather have the bar ends on my flat bar, as I can adjust them into any position I like (up for comfort riding, forward for a forward lean, etc). Or if I'm not using them I can leave them in the garage and not have the added weight. On longer rides, it's good to give yourself some additional grip positions.
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I like mine. I have to say that I rarely use the "horns." I find that If I try to carry part of my load on the handlebars, it makes the horns unusable. I feel like on a long ride, it's nice to be able to stretch out at time, but I haven't really put them to the test. I would say that I like them. I don't know if I feel the horns are necessary, and I could see replacing them with a bar that just had the flats and the bend.
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Old 06-05-16, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
Interesting design.
I'm thinking about the Titec J-bar. (similar to the Jones bar)
Yeah - that's a really nice looking bar - it looks a lot like the Jones bar and I looked at the Jones Bar a lot - a lot!!!

However, i wanted something i could stretch out on (the bullhorns) and i like the back swept grips. I suppose bullhorn add-on's could have done that on the Jones bar, but they are already kinda spendy ($125 for aluminum and over $400 for titanium - too rich for me!).

Enjoy the search!

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Old 06-05-16, 07:22 PM
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I like mine. I have to say that I rarely use the "horns." I find that If I try to carry part of my load on the handlebars, it makes the horns unusable. I feel like on a long ride, it's nice to be able to stretch out at time, but I haven't really put them to the test. I would say that I like them. I don't know if I feel the horns are necessary, and I could see replacing them with a bar that just had the flats and the bend.
WOW!!!! They look great - the bullhorns look much longer on your bike than the diagram suggests (a good thing for me). I use a front rack/panniers for loads up front so i'll have all that real estate available to stretch out on (or lean on when standing in the pedals!).

Is your bike they're mounted on a dedicated touring rig or something else?

It looks like there is plenty of space on the bar for computer, light, horn, etc as well.

Do you have the aluminum one or the Cro Moly version?

Thanks!
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Those look neat. I'd love to see a big map sleeve to position between the bars, it could be pretty secure in there.

Even the model without the bullhorns is nice just because the entire middle section is flat- I have curved bars that mimic the angled handle areas, but the curved middle part is funky for mounting other handlebar accessories to. Having to position/angle my light just right and having a not-straight computer sets off some sort of OCD.
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Originally Posted by PolarBear007 View Post
WOW!!!! They look great - the bullhorns look much longer on your bike than the diagram suggests (a good thing for me). I use a front rack/panniers for loads up front so i'll have all that real estate available to stretch out on (or lean on when standing in the pedals!).

Is your bike they're mounted on a dedicated touring rig or something else?

It looks like there is plenty of space on the bar for computer, light, horn, etc as well.

Do you have the aluminum one or the Cro Moly version?

Thanks!
My bike is my everything bike. It's gone on some camping trips, but most days it's my commuter. I got it with some touring in mind, but so far it hasn't done more than a couple of weekend camping trips.

Bars are the CroMoly version because I plan on doing some off-road riding on that bike, and the alloy version isn't recommended for mountain biking.
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I've been thinking of getting a set of the bars but I have no experience with them. I suspect that the length of the stem matters a lot as to how useful the horns are. I'd probably run the bars so that the flat tops are a little farther in than the flats on my drop bars; I think that will make the horns useful.
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Originally Posted by Rob_E View Post
My bike is my everything bike. It's gone on some camping trips, but most days it's my commuter. I got it with some touring in mind, but so far it hasn't done more than a couple of weekend camping trips.

Bars are the CroMoly version because I plan on doing some off-road riding on that bike, and the alloy version isn't recommended for mountain biking.
Much the same with me and i also bought the CroMoly version.

I'm hoping to alleviate some of the wrist pain i get with my trekking bars particularly with the swept-back grips and using the bullhorns.

Again, like you, my bike is a 'do-it-all' for me and is mostly used for commuting to work. However, i will be taking it on a couple short camping tours this summer and am looking forward to exploring how well my chosen "add-on's" work in that role.

Again, thanks for the feedback!
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
I've been thinking of getting a set of the bars but I have no experience with them. I suspect that the length of the stem matters a lot as to how useful the horns are. I'd probably run the bars so that the flat tops are a little farther in than the flats on my drop bars; I think that will make the horns useful.
You're probably right as the main bar attaches to the stem and if that distance works well already the swept-back grips may not add as much value for you.

The nice thing is the bars are on sale now so the at $49 for the CroMoly they are a real steel!!!! - pun intended

I'm having to replace my stem as the stock/current one will not accommodate the Crazy Bar. I'm hopeful the distance from the saddle to the stem is not too different as i'm looking forward to using the swept-back grips.

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I meant to say that the flats should probably be a bit farther in than the flats on drop bars.
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I'd probably run the bars so that the flat tops are a little farther in than the flats on my drop bars; I think that will make the horns useful.
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I meant to say that the flats should probably be a bit farther in than the flats on drop bars.
Yep - that's what you said the 1st go-around
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Yep - that's what you said the 1st go-around
That may be what I said but that's just a typo on my part; that's what I get for multi tasking.

I figure the flats on the crazy bar can be the same as the flats on the drops; then the horns are sort of like the brake levers on your drop bars. Or I'd run the flats on the crazy bars a little farther in than the flats on my drops.

In any case, I'll bet the folks at Velo Orange have some good ideas for how to set them up right.
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Put together an incoming Tourist's bike with one of those that He shipped ahead, last month .. He liked It
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Huh?

ETA: - ahhh - i see the link now. THanks! That's a good review.

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