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Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« on: February 15, 2015, 05:43:08 pm »
May be an interesting thread in general for people to get ideas from (though not necessarily from  mine...  ;) ) or to comment on.   So if you've tried something new, or whatever...


On t'steel bike (British Eagle Touristique) it's a bit of a work in progress, and until today haven't used the bike since August.  I've fitted some Tiramasu bars from Planet-X (recommendation) - thought I'd bung some pipe lagging arm rest to test (yes I know it looks a bit 'grab-on').  They need bar tape on too, as a bit 'slippery' atm.  Will get a topeak bar xtender, to put main light in a better position...  The smart light is nearly always on flash.

P1250820 by ao, on Flickr

P1250821 by ao, on Flickr


On bike I've used the most recently (Triban 3) - fairly happy with this layout for longer/dark rides.  Bracket on the stem is Decathlon phone holder - which I haven't used much. ebay XML-T6 USB light's Anker battery is in tribag.


P1250824 by ao, on Flickr

P1250825 by ao, on Flickr


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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 05:33:43 am »


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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 05:34:40 am »

Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2015, 02:55:49 pm »
If 'tis of any interest, herewith the red'un - the reddest of red'uns according to Ruthie - on which I'm experimenting with moustache bars. My theory that the 4th+little finger numbness I've been suffering had something to do with resonance and vibration in the drops/hoods doesn't seem to be holding any water. I'm still getting it after half and hour on the moustache bars too. Ho hum. Doubling up the gel pad gloves is going to get too hot when the sun comes out.
All a bit retro here: non-aero levers for simplified cable runs, bar end shifter for the gears, no computer (yet), just a mini-LED 'E.T phone home' light. Mobile phone in jersey pocket.

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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2015, 10:49:49 am »
 Here is my cockpit setup on my Giant Defy. I need to find a better way to mount my front light.

Cockpit by colincycle, on Flickr


Cockpit by colincycle, on Flickr

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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2015, 10:51:06 am »
Is the glowing routesheet for night sections? ;D

Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2015, 11:10:23 am »
Is the glowing routesheet for night sections? ;D

 ;D lol  ;D No just a crap iPhone photo  :thumbsup:
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Kim

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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #7 on: April 11, 2015, 09:35:53 pm »
Random idea:  Print routesheet onto OHP transparency (bonus feature: completely waterproof), clip into holder backed with Scotchlite.  Illuminate with the world's feeblest head-torch.
To ride the Windcheetah, first, you must embrace the cantilever...

Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2015, 09:08:34 am »
Random idea:  Print routesheet onto OHP transparency (bonus feature: completely waterproof), clip into holder backed with Scotchlite.  Illuminate with the world's feeblest head-torch.
Or ... strong head-torch, no scotchlite and project the route onto the road ahead .... remember you heard it here first, folks :-)

Kim

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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2015, 12:15:16 pm »
I believe I have prior art for projecting things onto the road ahead  ;D

https://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=48869.msg1009645#msg1009645
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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2015, 12:53:19 pm »
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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2015, 06:42:44 pm »
Are those Lion bells? ^ And have you by any chance bought out their entire stock?  :D
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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2015, 07:03:17 pm »
Are those Lion bells? ^ And have you by any chance bought out their entire stock?  :D

Yes, they are just the ding for considerate cyclists like myself - much better than the thin tinny and oh so boring plastic looking lacquered Velo Orange offerings :)

I only have 3 ::-) One of anything is never enough - must always have 'back-up' - can't sleep without :'(

Trouble is, they're so delightfully resonant and achieve a very far reaching audience, one has to ting ting from quite a distance (to avoid potential panic in those one is coming upon :hand:

http://www.lionbellworks.co.uk/

Yes, it's a ridiculous price - but it ain't in Raphasphere ;D

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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2015, 07:15:49 pm »
Oi, I've got one of those Velo Orange bells!  ;) It might not be as resonant as the Lion, but it sounds and looks a lot better than any other bicycle bell I've ever had (and it was less than half the price of the Lion).
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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2015, 07:28:31 pm »
Oi, I've got one of those Velo Orange bells!  ;) It might not be as resonant as the Lion, but it sounds and looks a lot better than any other bicycle bell I've ever had (and it was less than half the price of the Lion).

Sorry sir - I wasn't trying to sound superior or nuffink :'(

My Velo Orange bell is in use on 'Percy', which I only ride on sunny Sundays mainly - and it does do the biz. But I likes the dulling brass and much lower tone of the 'Lion', albeit at 2wice the price :-[

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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2015, 07:32:38 pm »
Ah - useful to know the Lion is lower in tone. Probably makes it more audible, all in all.
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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2015, 10:21:56 pm »
Here's mine ,

The computer mount is fashioned out of a aheadset stem  :) .
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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2015, 10:22:58 pm »
Nice mirrors ;)
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Re: Your bike handlbar/cockpit setup....
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2015, 09:08:55 pm »
 :thumbsup:
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