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Old 11-06-17, 10:13 AM
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Adding a second stem for handle bar bag???

The above states what I would like to do.
My question is what to use for the " handle bar" piece?
I could turn a wooden rod and then coat it with epoxy and paint.
But what other choices are available?
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Originally Posted by Tandem Tom View Post
My question is what to use for the " handle bar" piece?
i dunno, maybe a piece of handlebar for the handle bar piece?

ebay, buy it now, $9 with free shipping.

sheeesh.....kids these days.....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MTB-Mountai...59rV_KiyJqbPFQ

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At this time I do not have a donor handlebar available.
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Maybe something like this?:
https://www.amazon.com/Awakingdemi-H.../dp/B01N6C9YGX
Not sure if above is sturdy enough, but could mount handlebar bag on bars and other accessories there. Inexpensive enough to try it anyway.

If a second stem is used, a donor handlebar to be cut down should be easy and inexpensive to acquire....

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You're looking for an handlebar extender like the ones in this thread:
bikeforums.net/electronics-lighting-gadgets/1126857-minoura-spacer-light-gadget-mount-di-light-fender-hole-mount.html
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What @saddlesores said. Find a cheap handlebar and cut it down. Probably could get by with a piece of tubing from Lowes or Home Depot, depending on what exactly you're hanging off it.
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If you've got a threadless headset and stem, you could get something like:
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/accessor...dized/?geoc=US


I've got an extra; figured I might put one on another bike, but it's still sitting in a bag in a box in the garage...
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Old 11-06-17, 12:31 PM
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On the three bikes I have that use a second stem, two use cut off pieces of handlebars and one uses a short stub of PVC pipe.

I am guessing that the PVC pipe is 3/4 inch (nominal) schedule 80. You can often find 3/4 inch Schedule 40 in white at hardware stores, but Schedule 40 is thinner than Schedule 80 which is what I think I used. I had a short piece that was on the shelf that I happened to notice when I was searching for something to use. Nominal pipe size 3/4 has an OD of 1.050 inch, so it is just about right. I am assuming that you are using a bracket that uses a thin steel cable to keep the bracket from slipping downwards. With that type of bracket, the cable takes much of the force from the weight of the bag, thus there is minimal torque on the plastic pipe. That plastic pipe size is just a hair bigger than a 26mm stem, but the plastic will deform enough that it will fit nicely.

Some bike shops have a bin of used stuff for a cheap price, you might be able to find a cheap Aluminum bar to cut. If it is a 25.4mm bar instead of 26mm, three layers of beer can Aluminum will act as a good shim.

A one inch wood dowel might also work.

The PVC pipe is in the photo, because the plastic is clear and not white you can't really see it stand out.
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I got a used stem from the local bike co-op for $5. Bought a section of PVC pipe from the local hardware store for $0.89. I actually mount my handlebar bag on the bars so I can reach it, and mount my headlight on the lower PVC pipe, shining from under the bar bag.
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I got a cheap 25.4mm Kalloy seat post, its ID because of the thick tube wall takes a common handlebar plug.

use the top portion and I could fit a grip shifter, on the 22.2 mm part , drop bar Rohloff option..


Options? Carbon Fiber?



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