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 Post subject: Cruiser bars on mtb
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:09 pm 
Old School Hero
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I've developed some tendonitis nonsense in shoulder/bicep and haven't ridden in over 6 months. Today it struck me that I might be able to put some different bars on that give me a more sit up and beg position that will take weight off my arms. So I was thinking cruiser/porteur/chopper type things. I have no idea if it would work. Or just look so stupid I'd be too embarrassed to ride anyway.

Will it work/won't it work/anyone tried similar?

Andrew


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:12 pm 
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On one of my bikes I have taken it one step further and fitted a pair of motocross bars 8) 8) 8)


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Half a story - pictures?!!


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Seeing as all hell has just broken loose outside, I think the morning will have to do :shock: :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Cruiser bars on mtb
PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:33 pm 
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Location: 54 Festive Road Winchcombe GLOUCS Yarp...
I have these on one ones on one.


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These caught my eye... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2459807613


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:57 pm 
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Ajoten wrote:



The ol Chopper bar vibe...me likey :)


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:45 am 
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I use these on my Breezer: http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/nc-1 ... -prod15446
Polished up silver they look great I reckon, - a bit like Cowhorn bars of the 70's/80's.

Not sure if they're still available anywhere in 25.4mm though..


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 Post subject: Re: Cruiser bars on mtb
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:28 pm 
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I use these, they're trekking bars, not cruisers, but still have a fair amount of rise and setback.
XLC HB-C03
They look like this when installed: Picture1 Picture2


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:34 pm 
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North road bars with a decent stem with decent rise are excellent; not a compromise - in fact much better than the short-flat-low fare that we misguidedly put up with BITD.

https://flic.kr/p/ERQao3


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