Author Topic: Handlebars  (Read 9211 times)

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #50 on: March 01, 2019, 01:02:31 pm »

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2019, 08:08:11 pm »
Thanks for the inspiration @ John, Diesel.  I just took these off ebay.  I have old style 26mm bars from a 1984 Dawes Galaxy.  Not sure why the description says "Standard" 26mm.  Is standard not 31.8mm these days?  Never owned a bike made after the 80s.

If they are too long I intend to cut them back.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Profile-Design-Cycling-TT-Time-Trial-Triathlon-Aero-Bars-Handlebars-/123665505657?_trkparms=gh1g%3DI123665505657.N36.S1.R2.TR2&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&autorefresh=true&nma=true&si=ZSIlAd0JH0D4xz7CtpKaYe%252FmQfA%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc


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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #52 on: March 05, 2019, 10:46:27 pm »
Have just gotten home, broken out the calipers, and seen the error in my ways...

May soon be a pair up for sale. Let me know if interested.

Edit: may have found a solution
https://velo-orange.com/products/vo-threadless-stem-adaptor

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2019, 02:41:00 pm »
Have just gotten home, broken out the calipers, and seen the error in my ways.
Edit: may have found a solution
https://velo-orange.com/products/vo-threadless-stem-adaptor
Have one of these waiting to be installed; but I do think a 'normal' quill stem is more attractive.
Brand-X Quill Adaptor Alloy
Black, 1", 150mm - 22.2mm to 28.6mm -  sku21327
£7.99
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/brand-x-quill-adaptor-alloy/rp-prod6254
Black though.


Re: Handlebars
« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2019, 05:58:54 pm »
£3.30. Very likely exactly the same part:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Bicycle-Handlebar-Front-Fork-Stem-Aluminum-Alloy-22-2mm-Adapter-Bike-Accessories-L15/32848259148.html
Very likely. No hurry: April's fine.
"Free Shipping to United Kingdom via China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus
Estimated Delivery Time:30-50days"
Specification:
Material: Aluminum Alloy
Color: Silver,Black
Dimensions: Top Diameter: 28.6mm/1.13''
        Length: 6.5mm/0.26''
        Tail Diameter: 22.2mm/0.87''
        Length: 9.5mm/0.37''
Weight: 158g
Quantity: 1 Pc
Note:1.Please allow 1-3cm error due to manual measurement.

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2019, 11:16:48 pm »
£3.30. Very likely exactly the same part:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Bicycle-Handlebar-Front-Fork-Stem-Aluminum-Alloy-22-2mm-Adapter-Bike-Accessories-L15/32848259148.html
Very likely. No hurry: April's fine.
"Free Shipping to United Kingdom via China Post Ordinary Small Packet Plus
Estimated Delivery Time:30-50days"
Specification:
Material: Aluminum Alloy
Color: Silver,Black
Dimensions: Top Diameter: 28.6mm/1.13''
        Length: 6.5mm/0.26''
        Tail Diameter: 22.2mm/0.87''
        Length: 9.5mm/0.37''
Weight: 158g
Quantity: 1 Pc
Note:1.Please allow 1-3cm error due to manual measurement.

Lawl! £3.30 is pretty rich! Can anyone do better?

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2019, 11:19:50 pm »
Have just gotten home, broken out the calipers, and seen the error in my ways.
Edit: may have found a solution
https://velo-orange.com/products/vo-threadless-stem-adaptor
Have one of these waiting to be installed; but I do think a 'normal' quill stem is more attractive.
Brand-X Quill Adaptor Alloy
Black, 1", 150mm - 22.2mm to 28.6mm -  sku21327
£7.99
https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/brand-x-quill-adaptor-alloy/rp-prod6254
Black though.

Nice find. Black though indeed. But to be fair will match my new aero bars....

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2019, 10:29:47 am »
Well I have ordered some Cinelli Spinaci Light which weigh in at 190g.   They are new old stock (NOS) and were 34 euros delivered.   So worth a try out and bit cheaper than the modern options.

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2019, 02:23:47 pm »
Do you think these mini-bars fit your image though, Phil?

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #60 on: May 03, 2019, 12:22:08 am »
This is what I'm planning. Deda Parabolica. I bought an extra set off ebay so that I could use 2 clamps on 1 set and put the pads just behind the bars.

It's a bit tight and compromised but works for me.

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Have you been coping with this setup? I have ridden with my setup quite a bit. I do like it. However I have yet to cut the bars to brake lever length and fear they’ll be useless after. I do also miss the lost hand position on top of the bars. Saying that, I’ve removed them now and my body naturally wants to fall on them when riding. Quite a comfy luxury!

Diesel

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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #61 on: May 03, 2019, 08:28:30 am »
This works for me, have ridden up to 300km so far with this set up.

It is compromised, not where I'd like it to be but seems to be ok.

With my setup I can just use the tops still but don't often.

400 and 600 coming up so will see how it goes there!

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #62 on: May 03, 2019, 11:41:11 am »
Thanks, please do keep us updated.

LWL?

Diesel

  • or Richard
Re: Handlebars
« Reply #63 on: May 03, 2019, 12:39:45 pm »
Invicta Phoenix  :)

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #64 on: May 03, 2019, 01:37:36 pm »
Nice

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #65 on: July 04, 2019, 12:52:16 pm »
Dear All
With about a month to go, I am finding that my hands wrists are really playing up when I get to 600km +, so I welcome the idea of of the wrist rest rule. I have tried a few events with them and have stacked them quite high,  so loose any aero benefit (I am much  lower than when on drops!) but importantly hands 'ok' at the end. However, being a very slow adopter, I am on old fashioned shimano slr brake levers and not sti levers as I used single speed and fixed. This causes a bit of an issue, as these are very short compared to STI levers , by about 4cm.

The sti levers tend to have their levers pointing down so the rubber bits are the most forward part of the brake,  and my old fashioned levers have the tip of the levers well forward of the top rubber bits in a intended use normal set up. , not tilted in any funny way.

I have read rule 8 on  bikes etc - what is the consensus on where the front of the brake lever is -  top handle rubber bits, or tip of lever? If this sounds like overkill, it is because I have long arms and the last 4cm will really count so i don't keep banging elbows and pads  etc on knees if i mount further back.

I could of course just buy some second hand STI levers and not use the gear bits I suppose..... but my brake levers are not broke  so no need to replace yet!

Any thoughts?

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #66 on: July 04, 2019, 03:03:38 pm »
My read on the new tri bar rule is whatever part of the break lever is the furthest forward counts, so it could be the bottom of the lever or the hood depending how the levers are installed on the handlebars.

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #67 on: July 04, 2019, 07:14:39 pm »
And it's easy to control. Just take a spare arrow, hold it in front of the handlebars and check what object touches first

zigzag

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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #68 on: July 04, 2019, 08:40:05 pm »
if i install bar end shifters on the tribars, i suppose the measurement will be from the shifters (and not where the tribars start)?..

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #69 on: July 04, 2019, 10:04:48 pm »
if i install bar end shifters on the tribars, i suppose the measurement will be from the shifters (and not where the tribars start)?..

Di2 buttons would save a lot of 'real estate' in this instance!

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #70 on: July 04, 2019, 10:46:34 pm »
Di2 buttons would save a lot of 'real estate' in this instance!

Or doing the bike check in small-small.

Re: Handlebars
« Reply #71 on: July 04, 2019, 11:28:45 pm »
Thanks everyone - feel like winging it,  but not sure will get a reply from france!

Hopefully photo inserted to show my point - tribars set up in line with brake lever tips - camera angle may not show too well

zigzag

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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #72 on: July 07, 2019, 08:37:16 pm »
was playing around and testing different options today:



found a comfy setup that works, only the levers have to be opened forward (alternatively - a longer stem):


quixoticgeek

  • Mostly Harmless
Re: Handlebars
« Reply #73 on: July 07, 2019, 08:40:49 pm »
was playing around and testing different options today:



Not doing PBP, but have got my bars sorted for TCR:



I need to fettle the position of the right hand aero bar, it's slighty twisted. I'm loving having the di2 shifter on the bar end...

Yes I know it looks bloody weird, yes I know I could buy something with the right sort of shape, but the base tt bars were €20, and the bar ends were €10. The bullhorn base bar was rather more...

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bludger

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Re: Handlebars
« Reply #74 on: July 07, 2019, 08:43:42 pm »
I've found that I'm a lot more comfy doing a praying mantis with my elbows joints on the pads, palms down on the tops of the j bends. I only tend to actually grip the sticks on moderate descents and when putting efforts in to get up small climbs. Considering getting some kind of TT bar end plugs that I could grip more comfortably, like the size of squash balls.

And yes I know the bar tape is unequal 😬

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