handle bars are full

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by roadrash, 7 Aug 2012.

  1. roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    not mine but a mates ...he has phone computer lights etc , i told him you can get anextension for accessories but can i find one NO ,what are they called ,im begining to think ive dreamt it .....help:wacko:
     
  2. Topeak do one (bar xtender I think ) and i think Minoura do the space grip too, there' other ones too.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    thanks HLaB ive seen those but im sure ive seen one that stretches out from one side of the handlebar to the other side forming a D shape... kinda hard to explain what i mean:scratch:
     
  4. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    I was going to say the minoura accessory bar. Mines just falen to pieces after about 4 years.
    If there is alot to get on the bars I did see one alternative - so long as theres plenty of spacers under the stem.
    A second angled stem, angled downward and a section of handlebar. Lights etc can go on this.
    Spotted it on a site about touring bikes, along with some weird handlebars alternatives
    http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/page/?page_id=148091
     
  5. Piemaster

    Piemaster Guru

    Location:
    UK City of Culture
    SJS perhaps?
     
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Too much clutter. You need a Garmin for Strava and two or three front lights (including backup). Bells, cameras, whistles and phones are a no no :laugh:
     
  7. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Could dump the garmin and use the gps and strava on the i/android phone? get both in one.
     
  8. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    Some (most) of those look a bit steep for my pocket
     
  9. buddha

    buddha Veteran

    Blimey, with all that, where does he put his hands?
     
  10. PpPete

    PpPete Guru

    Location:
    Chandler's Ford
    When you spend out for lots of handlebar accessories you need to factor in the cost of mounting them all.
    KISS works for me. Garmin and one back-up light is quite enough on the bars.
    The main light is usually on the fork crown (or on the low-riser mount if I'm not using the dyno)

    Although I do sometimes use something rather like this under the bars so as to hold a small cheap bar bag at the right angle so that I can read the route sheet/map pinned to the top of it. It's a bit flimsy to hang any thing chunky off.

    Putting a phone on the handlebars? Why FFS?
     
  11. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

  12. Boris Bike

    Boris Bike Well-Known Member

    Yeah I got me one of the Topeak ones - http://www.topeak.com/products/Xtras/BarXtender Goes on the handlebar stem.
     
  13. gambatte

    gambatte Middle of the pack...

    Location:
    S Yorks
    At a guess reading a maps/GPS app?
     
  14. OP
    OP
    roadrash

    roadrash cycle chatterer

    thanks for the replies guys:smile:
     
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