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Old 12-13-07, 11:18 AM
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brifters, aero bars, and a handlebar bag

can this combo work? and suggestions on workable aerobar/handlebar bag model combos?
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Old 12-13-07, 11:35 AM
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You may need the metal tubes guides to prevent any damage but it would likely work.

This picture is from another thread.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_0826.jpg
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Old 12-13-07, 12:22 PM
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I have brifters and aero bars. My map case velcros on the aero bars, and I have seen water bottles that are designed to fit within the aero bars. I don't know of any commercially available handlebar bags that attach to aerobars. It may be necessary to use a bag that is designed for a particular aerobar.

It could be a fun do-it-yourself project. My image is of a long, skinny bag that velecros around the sections of the aero bars that are closest to the stem, and hangs just below the bars.
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Old 12-13-07, 03:38 PM
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Check this out: http://mgagnon.net/velo/potence-double.en.shtml
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Originally Posted by Turd Ferguson View Post
You may need the metal tubes guides to prevent any damage but it would likely work.

This picture is from another thread.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r...e/IMG_0826.jpg
Hey! That's my picture!

Here's one solution to the aerobar problem. Here's one from Jandd or a larger one.
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Here's a crazyguy link to a bike tourist who installed aerobars and how he did it. It seems that any of the above mentioned mounting techniques/bags would work in combination with this set-up.
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I know I used aerobars on my mtn. bike for my first tour and really liked having them available to switch hand positions. I did not use a bar bag in combo with them, though. I have been considering putting them on my Trek 520 with the double stem concept that Michael Gagnon shows.
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Old 12-14-07, 10:52 AM
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Arkel has a chart for handlebar bag and STI / brifters compatibility -size of bag/size of bars www.arkel-od.com/ and click on handlebar bags / STI
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OK.. I may be "off" here... but isn't he asking about "aero bars?" I've always thought of aero bars as the ones used by racers in time trials... you know, the ones where you lean forward and put your weight on your elbows?? The pics and suggestions that I keep seeing are for a handle bar bag on "drop bars." The only solution that makes sense to me is the one with the second stem. I've seen that before, but I don't know if you can still get the handlebar bag below the top of the "drop bars" where the "aero bars" are attached.
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Originally Posted by InTheRain View Post
OK.. I may be "off" here... but isn't he asking about "aero bars?" I've always thought of aero bars as the ones used by racers in time trials... you know, the ones where you lean forward and put your weight on your elbows?? The pics and suggestions that I keep seeing are for a handle bar bag on "drop bars."
I think that some people have responded with ideas for drop bars, and others with ideas for aero bars.

I don't know how racers use aerobars, but as a bike tourist, the weight is on the forearms and not the elbows. The aero position is fantastic for climbing hills and reducing aerodynamic drag when it's windy. And no more hand numbness!
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